Premiere: RV Ramani’s Film 2

Premiere: RV Ramani’s Film 2
3.0 hrs

November 24, 2019 7:00 pm Sunday

Santhal family to mill re-call A film by RV Ramani 112 Minutes, 2017, English Subtitles

Synopsis: Ramkinkar Baij (1904-84) experimented with a wide range of formal approaches to evolve his practice in sculpture and painting. He was a teacher in Santiniketan. He was also a theatre practitioner who directed plays and created sets. Among his many great works, Santhal Family; and Mill Call;, sculptures using concrete as material, are considered landmarks of modern Indian art. Vivan Sundaram a contemporary artist, in collaboration with theater practitioners, writers and artists, conceives the project 409 RAMKINKARS, a re-take on the life and works of Ramkinkar Baij. Many of the sculptures and paintings made by Ramkinkar Baij are re-created in diverse materials by Vivan Sundaram with a team of artists and students. Theatre directors Anuradha Kapur, Santanu Bose, Aditee Biswas and Deepan Sivaraman, with 30 professional actors, associates and technicians, conceptualize a promenade theatre. The script is by Belinder Dhanoa.

Awards: Best Long Documentary at Mumbai International Documentary Film festival (MIFF 2018)

About the filmmaker: R.V. Ramani, is a Cinematographer and Documentary Filmmaker, based in Chennai and in Delhi. With more than 25 Independent films to his credit, he has established a unique style of his own, making impressionistic personal documentaries. He is an alumnus from FTII, Pune and a teacher, conducting regular workshops at many Institutions. His films and Retrospectives have been screened in many International Film Festivals and in other platforms. Oh that’s Bhanu is his recent film.

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