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Satyajit Ray's NAYAK in Berlinale Classics 2014



January 29, 2014 12:36:19 PM IST
By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
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Berlinale Classics was launched a year ago as part of the Retrospective section of the Berlin International Film Festival. It presents elaborately restored cinema classics and rediscovered films in brilliant picture and sound quality at premieres with prominent guests.

Satyajit Ray's 1966 Bengali classic NAYAK starring Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore is among the six films that will be showcased in the programme this year. In 1966, at the Berlinale world premiere of the film, Satyajit Ray was awarded a ''Special Mention for NAYAK and his complete works.''

SATYAJIT RAY
SATYAJIT RAY'S NAYAK

It will join an illustrious list of films such as Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung's digitally restored version of Robert Wiene's masterpiece DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI (THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI) and Nicholas Ray's REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (USA 1955). This new 4K DCP version of the James Dean starrer will have an international premiere. It is produced from the original CinemaScope negative and scanned in 8K resolution and restored by Warner Bros. in collaboration with The Film Foundation, whose founder Martin Scorsese will personally present the film.

Here is the complete list: -

AKIBIYORI (LATE AUTUMN)
By Yasujiro Ozu, Japan 1960
International premiere in 2K DCP

CARAVAGGIO
By Derek Jarman, United Kingdom 1986
World premiere in 2K (remastered)

DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI (THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI)
By Robert Wiene, Germany 1920
Presented by Rainer Rother and Ernst Szebedits
World premiere of the restored version in 4K DCP

DEUTSCHLAND, BLEICHE MUTTER (GERMANY, PALE MOTHER)
By Helma Sanders-Brahms, Federal Republic of Germany 1980
Presented by Helma Sanders-Brahms, Sanford (Sandy) Lieberson
World premiere of the restored version in 2K DCP

NAYAK (THE HERO)
By Satyajit Ray, India 1966
International premiere in 2K DCP


REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
By Nicholas Ray, USA 1955
Presented by Martin Scorsese
International premiere in 4K DCP

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)

  


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