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International Institute for Asian Studies, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

21-24 February - Reframing Cinema – A Festival of Neo-Realist Classics from India

A four-day film festival (21-24 Feb.) of nine films by master auteurs from India. The festival will close with a masterpiece by Sri Lankan neo-realist James Lester Peries and an Expert’s Panel. Drinks at the ends of each day.


21 February: Lipsius room 147, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
22, 23, 24 February: IIAS Conference Room, Rapenburg 59, Leiden

Registration: please let us know which days you are coming via

Programme and information:

Pather Panchali/ Song of the Little Road (1955/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Mahanagar/The Big City (1963/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Bhuvan Shome (1969/dir. Mrinal Sen)
Meghe Dhaka Tara/The Cloud Capped Star (1960/dir. Ritwik Ghatak)
Pyaasa / Thirsty (1957/dir. Guru Dutt)
Titash Ekti Nadir Naam/ A River Called Titas (1973/dir. Ritwik Ghatak)
Charulata (1964/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Jalsaghar/ The Music Room (1958/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Gamperaliya/ Changes in the Village (1963/dir. Lester James Peries)

Expert’s Panel
Dr. Sanjukta Sunderason, Leiden University
Dr. Rituparna Roy, Leiden University College, The Hague
Dr. Philippe Peycam, Director, International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS)

Organisation: Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS); International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS); Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT), Modern South Asia Seminar (MSAS)