Kolkata celebrates Mrinal Sen’s 90th birthday

Kolkata, May 14 (IBNS) The Eisenstein Cine Club in association with The Bengal, a Kolkata-based leading NGO, would celebrate the 90th birthday of veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen with a programme called `Mrinal Sen-90’ on Monday at the Gorky Sadan in Kolkata.

“Mrinal Sen’s film career spans over six-and-half decades. Retrospectives of his films have been shown in almost all major cities of the world. The celebration of 90th Birth Anniversary is a momentous occasion to reflect on the master’s work. We in The Bengal are proud to celebrate his achievements and success,” said Sundeep Bhutoria of The Bengal.

The event would be flagged off with the World of Mrinal Sen, an exhibition on the life and works of the master filmmaker.

“We will be celebrating the stalwart’s birthday and pay respect for his contribution to the cinema.  An Open Discussion: Mrinal Sen Face to Face with Samik Bandyopadhyay will start off the proceedings,” said Arindam Sil, member of The Bengal.

Actors and actresses associated with the films of Sen along with a number of leading GenNext filmmakers, cine-mates and artistes, will pay tributes to the stormy petrel of Indian Cinema whose films received awards from almost all major film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Montreal, Chicago and Cairo.

The event `Mrinal Sen-90’ will conclude with the screening of the documentary film With Mrinal Sen directed by Sanjoy Bhattacharya.

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