Shemaroo’s Akira Kurosawa fest in Kolkata
the year 2009 is the centenary birth anniversary of the renowned Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, and Shemaroo World Cinema is celebrating him, his persona, his being and his spirit by organising an extravagant festival in four cities.
Shemaroo World Cinema’s Kurosawa Film Festival will be held with as much magnificence in – Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi – as the film maker himself.
The festival will kickstart on July 24, 2009 in Kolkata and will continue till September 2009 in the other cities.
Shemaroo World Cinema will launch four Kurosawa titles on DVD – Rashomon, Ran, Madadayo and Quiet Duel. These titles will now be available to Kurosawa fans across India, with bonus features and Hindi sub-titles.
A three-day, back-to-back screening on weekends – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – is going to be the order of the day, at this splendid festival.