Mamata Shankar Goes to 14th Kerala Film Festival as Jury

Mamata Sankar is working as a Jury in the 14th Kerala Film Festival that starts today. Mamata Shankar is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and actress.

Mamata Shankar Goes to 14th Kerala Film Festival as Jury
Mamata Sankar is working as a Jury in the 14th Kerala Film Festival that starts today. Mamata Shankar is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and actress. She had her basic training in Bharatanatyam, Manipuri and Kathakali apart from Uday Shankar style of dance at the Uday Shankar India Culture Centre in Calcutta under the guidance of her mother Amala Shankar. Inheriting a rare sense of choreography from her father and following his footsteps, Mamata started Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe in 1978 and ‘Udayan’- the Ballet training centre in 1986 in Calcutta. As an actor she has worked with all the major directors of Bengali cinema including Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Budhadev Dasgupta, Gautam Ghosh and Rituporno Ghosh.

The movies in the competetion section are:
1    Homero Manzi, A poet in the Storm/Un Poeta En la Torment
Dir: Eduardo Spagnuolo | Argentina/97min/2009
2    (Un) Lucky/ Z’har
Dir: Zamoum Fatma Zohra | Algeria/Fr/78min/2009
3    My Secret Skys /Izulu Lami
Dir: Madoda Ncayiyana | South Africa/97min/2009
4    There/ Orada
Dirs: Hakki Kurtulus & Melik Saracogl | Turkey/96min/2009
5    Fishing Platform/Jermal
Dirs: Ravi L Bharwani & Rayya Makarim | Indonesia/90min/2008
6    The Absence/ L’Absence
Dir: Mama Keita | Senegal/81min/2008
7    Birzhan Sal
Dirs: Doshan Zholzhaksynov & Rymbek Alpen | Kazhakstan/110min/2009
8    True Noon/ Ghiyame Rooz
Dir: Nosir Siadov | Tadjikistan/83min/2009
9    About Elly/ Darbare-ye Elly
Dir: Asghar Farhadi | Iran/119/2009
10    A fly in the Ashes/ La Mosca en la Ceniza
Dir: Gabriela David | Argentina/98min/2009
11    Masangeles
Director: Beatriz flores Silva
Belgium,Cuba,Uruguay/2008/color/123’/Spanish |
12    Road to Confluence/ Road to Sangam
Dir: Amit Rai | India/141min/2009
13    What the Sufi said/ Sufi Paranja Katha
Dir: Priyanandanan | India/125min/2009
14    Midsummer/Madhyavenal
Dir: Madhu Kaithapuram | India/126min/2009

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