Satyajit Ray

  • Political Transformation and the Constructed ‘Real’

    In this essay I hope to create a) an understanding of the “real” to b) produce change within its conditions of potentiality. These issues will be tackled through classical film theory with examples from Indian cinema thrown in. I define the  “real” as that which functions outside representational regimes...
  • Film Festivals

    On the History and Importance of Film Festivals

    In the Indian subcontinent, the tradition of film festivals goes back to 1952, when the first International Film Festival of India (IFFI) took place, in Mumbai. It gave birth to a new league of Indian filmmakers, such as the Bengali trio Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, who...
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