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Filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly wins Fellini for ‘Cinemawala’

Filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly wins Fellini for ‘Cinemawala’


After ‘Apur Panchali’, director Kaushik Ganguly makes Bengal proud once again with his film ‘Cinemawala’ winning the ICFT-UNESCO Fellini Prize at the 46th International Film Festival in Goa. This award is presented in collaboration with the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT), Paris and UNESCO, and is instituted in the memory of Italian director Federico Fellini.


Earlier recipients of this award include Clint Eastwood, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Samira Makhmalbaf, and other foreigners.  Needless to say, Ganguly is the first winner of this prize which makes it all the more special and significant for Indians, especially the Bengalis.


‘Cinemawala’ focuses on the melancholic state of single-screen theatres and how it affects a father-son relationship. The film casts Parambrata Chatterjee, veteran actress Alokananda Ray, Paran Bandopadhya and other eminent artists. The movie competed with four other Indian films to win the award. The medal was presented to Kaushik Ganguly in the concluding ceremony of the event.


Ganguly expressed the confidence that such a prize instills in him. “I am reassured of being on the right track”, he commented. He also said that bringing the Fellini home is an honour to him, and he hopes that one day the world will see a huge premiere of his film at the KIFF. Ganguly announced that ‘Cinemawala’ will get released in Bengal aroung the time of Poila Boishakh.

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