The South Asian Cinema Foundation recognised the extraordinary achievements of Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal.
Saturday 9th - Monday 11th June, 2013
Director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal is today considered the father of the 'New Wave' in Indian cinema. With a career spanning 50 years, his documentaries as well as his features are the work of a highly accomplished and deeply humanitarian filmmaker, unflinching in his critique of sexual and social inequality. The South Asian Cinema Foundation, in partnership with the Nehru Centre, presented him with the SACF Excellence in Cinema Award. Benegal and film historian, filmmaker and SACF director Lalit Mohan Joshi discussed a rich, enduring career, and the conversation included clips and an opportunity for the director to take questions from the audience.
Sat 9 June 13:30 NFT1|
Bhumika (The Role) 1977
Dir. Shyam Benegal
With Smita Patil and Amol Palekar
143min. Hindi & Urdu with EST. PG.
Sat 9 June 16:15 NFT1|
SACF Excellence in Cinema Award to Shyam Benegal
Benegal to discuss his life and work with SACF Director, Lalit Mohan Joshi
Sun 10 June 13:00 NFT3|
Bhumika Masterclass with Shyam Benegal conducted by Prof. Rosie Thomas
Share the director’s view on the making of this masterpiece.
As a counterpoint to critical or academic perspectives, people joined this masterclass and shared a film director's own insight into the making of this major work. Taking a shot-by-shot look at fragments of Bhumika, director Shyam Benegal reflected on some of the key creative and practical challenges in the production process of this remarkable film.
Sun 10 June 17:45 NFT2|
Junoon (Obsession) 1978
Dir. Shyam Benegal. With Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Ismat Chughtai, Nafisa Ali
134 mins. Hindi & Urdu with EST.
Mon 11 June 14:30: House of Lords, Committee Room 1
Benegal released Jaal: The Book one of the Kaal Trilogy, 2012
A new novel by Sangeeta Bahadur (By Invitation only)
Mon 11 June 18:30 : Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Phalke Memorial Lecture: “New Indian Cinema Circa 2012” by Shyam Benegal. FREE
Benegal opened SACF’s Shyam Benegal Exhibition curated by Dr Kusum Pant
Joshi with Uttara S. Joshi.
Programme presented by BFI Southbank in collaboration with the South Asian Cinema Foundation, Nehru Centre, ICCR, Directorate of Film Festivals, Asian Foundation for Philanthropy, University of Westminster, AHRC Connected Communities, Brunel University.