Iconic Indian & International Films Screened Under Restored Classics Section of IFFI

Goa: Several iconic classic movies are being screened in the ongoing 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) under its new Restored Classics section. These Indian and international classic movies have been meticulously restored for today’s audience.

The Indian classics being shown at IFFI include Guide (1965) directed by Vijay Anand, Haqeeqat (1964) directed by Chetan Anand, and Bees Saal Baad (1962) directed by Biren Nag.

Some of the restored regional classics are Vidyapati (1937) in Bengali by Debaki Bose, Shyamchi Aai (1953) in Marathi by P.K. Are, Patala Bhairavi (1951) in Telugu by K.V. Reddy, and Chorus (1974) in Bengali by Mrinal Sen.

These films were restored under the National Film Heritage Mission.

The Restored Classics section will feature three globally restored films, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut helmed by William Friedkin, Twilight by Gyorgy Feher and Sergei Parajanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.

The 54th edition of IFFI kicked off in Goa on November 20 with the international premiere of Catching Dust, a film by the award-winning British filmmaker Stuart Gatt. Over 270 films will be screened at four venues during the festival.

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