Films on Film / UK premiere

Celluloid Man

  • Shivendra Singh Dungarpur /
  • India /
  • 2012 /
  • 150 mins

PK Nair, Krzysztof Zanussi, Lester James Peries, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kumar Shahani, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mrinal Sen / Documentary / English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada

The love of cinema is distilled to its essence in this wondrous film.

EIFF celebrates the centenary of Indian cinema with this delightful and engrossing portrait of the legendary PK Nair, who founded India’s National Film Archive in the 1960s. Drawing on Nair’s recollections, those of his students, and testimony from India’s leading filmmakers, the film creates both a rich portrait of a man and a loving history of film and filmgoing in India.

2013 Archive

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