The Film and Photography club of Kristu Jayanti College held its annual film fest, ‘Fade-in’ on 27 July, honouring the 25th death anniversary of Film Director, Satyajit Ray.
The Chief Guest, Shri Georgekutty AL, Secretary of Bangalore Film Society was accompanied by Rev Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal of the college, Rev Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, Kristu Jayanti College, Rev Fr. Emmanuel PJ, Director of Hostels, Prof. Gopakumar AV, Dean of humanities and student and faculty coordinators of the film fest. The fest saw a participation of around 200 students from UG and PG departments.
The two day film fest showcased a striking, inspirational and eclectic diversity of films conjured from the past and the present. With movies like ‘Pather Panchali’, ‘The salesman’, ‘The great dictator’, ‘Kaakka Muttai’ and such, it was an appreciation of how the present connects with the past, and how the individual connects with the social preoccupations that seem pertinent to the current times.
“What makes a film remarkable is the truth that it reflects. Authenticity is a valuable element which a director can put in their film to view it in a scholastic approach with a broader perspective,” said Shri Georgekutty AL. He also advised young budding directors to be brave and not to be discouraged by hardships that they may encounter in their journey of film making.
Reporter: Abhishek Pde
Photo: Bhumika N