Amitabh Bachchan films to be screened at France`s Festival des 3 Continents
The 45th edition of the Festival des 3 Continents de France has set a retrospective film on an Indian screen icon Amitabh Bachchansaid the organizers on Monday.
The film festival will take place in Nantes from November 24th to December 3rd.
The segment, titled `Amitabh Bachchan, Big B Forever`, will showcase nine films from the 1970s and 1980s starring the legendary actor: “Trishul”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Satte Pe Satta”, “Sholay” , “Don” , “Kabhi Kabhie”, “Deewaar”, “Kaala Patthar”, and “Abhimaan”.
The retrospective is being conducted in partnership with the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) and supported by the French Embassy in India. Bachchan said he is happy to hear that FHF is presenting a selection of nine of his debut films at the programme. Festival des 3 Continents“one of the oldest and most famous film festivals”.
“Many of these films allowed me to play a diverse range of characters and work with some of the most prominent filmmakers of the time including Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra and Ramesh Sippy.
“I hope that the audience of the festival will enjoy the selection of films that continue to bring so much joy to the audience even half a century after they were made. Although I will not be there in person, I am happy that my daughter Shweta will be in Nantes to represent me at the festival,” the 81-year-old star said in a statement.
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, director of FHF, said that the foundation is proud to have its name associated with the Amitabh Bachchan, Big B Forever` retrospective. On Bachchan’s 80th birthday last year, the Mumbai-based organization also hosted a four-day national event ‘Bachchan Back To The Beginning’.
“We had presented an eclectic selection of Indian classics in the Autumn Indian stream of the festival last year and we saw the enthusiastic response to the films from the festival audience.
“We would like to thank Jerome Baron, the artistic director of the festival for giving us another opportunity this year to screen nine films with Amitabh Bachchan over a period from 1973 to 1982 when Mr. Bachchan was at the peak of his career, at the this festival. year,” said Dungarpur.
Jerome Baron, artistic director, Festival Des 3 Continents, said that the gala finds inspiration by combining a curiosity for contemporary cinema with the classics. “And Amitabh Bachchan, continuing his career that began fifty years ago, is precisely the living and iconic embodiment of a link between the past and the present of Hindi cinema that is very popular with him. was, including in the history of European cinema,” said Baron. Festival Des 3 Continents will host the world premiere of “The Real Superstar,” a 68-minute experimental documentary on Bachchan by French filmmaker Cedric Dupire.
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