A weekend of film

Jul 05, 2012, 08:31 IST | The Guide Team

The city will play host to two film festivals over the weekend. The line-up includes an existential drama featuring actor-director Mark von Sydow in a film by the renowned Swedish filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman

The Taj Enlighten Film Society is providing movie enthusiasts with the opportunity to catch two films by the legendary Ingmar Bergman on Saturday.

The Seventh Seal is a 1957 film written and directed by Bergman, starring Max von Sydow as an angst-ridden knight, seeking answers to questions about the meaning of life over a game of chess.

A still from Handlebar Moustache, a story about a man, who dreams of owning his own bicycle

The second is the Academy award-winning drama Fanny and Alexander (1982) that tells the story of Alexander Ekdahl and his sister Fanny, as they attempt to flee a life of tyranny in their stepfather’s home.

Kshitij: New Perspectives
On Sunday, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the WorldKids Film Club will showcase two children’s films, followed by a workshop by Hobby Ideas.

Heda Hoda (2004) is the story of a boy named Sonu from the village of Dhrang, which lies close to the India-Pakistan border. Sonu inadvertently crosses the border and goes on an exciting journey.

Bengt Ekerot (left) plays Death opposite Max von Sydow in the existential drama, The Seventh Seal (1954) by Ingmar Bergman

Handlebar Moustache (2007) is a Persian movie with English sub-titles. Khan Amuo, an intellectually disabled man has always dreamed of owning his own bicycle. Despite opposition from the elders of the family, he decides to fulfill his dream and enlists the help of his six-year-old niece, Masoumeh.

Kshitij: New Perspectives on July 7, 2 pm to 6 pm
At: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA, Nariman Point.
Call: 9821016744

Ingmar Bergman Film Festival on July 8, 12 pm onwards
At: NFDC Theatre, Nehru Planetarium, Worli.
Call: 9870090105
Rs 500 for festival pass 

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