Shows and Events|May 15, 2010 10:44 pm

Mrinal Sen’s ‘Khandahar’ Once Again in Cannes Festival

Once again, Mrinal Sen’s award-winning film Khandahar will be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. The movie was screened in Cannes 26 years ago and now again it will be shown later this week at the ongoing 63rd edition of the Festival.

Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor starrer, film will be shown in the Cannes Classic 2010 programme. 26 years ago, in 1984, it was screened in the’Un Certain Regard’ section.

Directed and co-written by Mrinal Sen, Khandahar is about a city-based photographer who falls in love with a heartbroken woman living in a ruined village. Last year also, the Cannes jury asked Mrinal Sen asking him to submit the film for the Cannes Classic section, but the print quality of the film was in poor condition. The original print of the film has number of scratches, dirt, tearing, spice bumps and image wraps.

The Cannes Classics section is a non-competition section that aims to celebrate classic films from the past with brand new or restored prints. Khandhar shares space with 12 other films in that category, including Psycho (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock and Le Grand Amour (1987) by Pierre Etaix. Khandhar has been subtitled into French especially for the festival. Lets watch the stills of the movie…