Maati & Aurora Bioscope
Date : 25th November 2018
Venue : Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, Banashankari, Bengaluru
/ Directed by Anjan Bose / Bengali, India / 53 mins / 2017
‘Aurora Bioscope’, the documentary film is the memoir and historical journey of the Aurora Cinema Company envisaging its emancipating contribution to the world of cinema and its significant role in the glorification of Bengali Cinema in particular from the class to the mass.
Presented by the third and present generation leader of Aurora Film Corporation, Anjan Bose, who is himself the filmmaker, the film uses an intelligent juxtaposition of found footage and present-day shoot materials. The film has been shot across five countries – India, Bangladesh, England, Germany and Italy, to capture the century long history of Aurora films, linking the present to the past.
/ Directed by Saibal Banerjee & Leena Gangopadhyay / Bengali, India / 113 mins / 2018
Meghla finds out her grandmother had been killed in her ancestral home in East Pakistan by a trusted retainer of the family. Many years after the tragedy, Meghla goes back to Dhaka to trace her roots and faces the murderer's family who now occupy her house. 'Maati' traces Meghla's trials with truth and humanity, while tackling issues of migration, human displacement and relationships.