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Navrasa Duende Classic Movie Festival concludes with a tremendous response from cinema enthusiasts

Bicycle Thieves tops the list followed by Doctor Zhivago and Jalsaghar

by Suman Gupta

New Delhi, June, 2018: The second edition of the Navrasa Duende Classic Movie Festival, came to a close on June 24, 2018 following three days of film screenings and stimulating discussions on movies. The film festival in its second edition featured a notable line-up of international classic movies from Sweden, India, Russia, Italy, France, USA, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Held from June 22 to June 24, 2018 at New Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium the festival attracted huge thumbs up from cinema lovers. Movies like bicycle thieves, Doctor Zhivago and Jalsaghar received the warmest response from both experienced and young audience.

Lots of them were seen all three days watching half a dozen back to back movies. The restored version of movies and an exclusive community feeling made it a very experiential event. The audience were smitten by the extraordinary range of human journeys these movies offered!

The movies that were showcased at the festival included: Norman Jewison’s Fiddler on the Roof, Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, Marcel Carne’s Children of Paradise, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood, Victor Fleming’s Gone with the Wind, Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar, Victorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, and David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago. The collection of films at the Navrasa Duende Classic Movie Festival covered a variety of genres, from revered movies considered milestones of the neo-realistic cinema movement along with blockbuster, multiple award-winning classic movies.

Mr. Dinesh B. Singh, Founder, Navrasa Duende, commented, “The Navrasa Duende Classic Movie Festival to build a community of world cinema lovers and establish that classical movies can be the mainstream entertainment. It was indeed very satisfying to see the audience watching the stories involving pain, sufferings, joy, love in midst of wars, revolutions, social issues related to far of countries and responding as they could have belonged there without any prejudice!

The grand success of the event reinforces our commitment to converge arts and entertainment through the universal language transcending beyond all kind of boundaries

About Navrasa Duende: Navrasa Duende is a venture in the realm of arts and entertainment. The organisation has its roots in its founder’s strong belief in promoting the performing arts of all genres, including modern, traditional, and popular works from India and around the world. The company endeavors to create, manage, and promote unique productions of live entertainment across countries in a wholesome way, covering music, dance, theatre, cinema, visual arts, literature, and tourism, sometimes blending multiple genres.

The quest to explore diverse cultures and art forms, introduce them to global audiences, and create an impact on the lives of people is at the core of Navrasa Duende’s goals. The organization also aims to discover and promote young talent from the far-reaching corners of the globe, and to provide them with a platform to showcase their artistic flair. Through collaborations with esteemed artists and veteran performers, Navrasa Duende looks forward to fostering an environment of thriving creativity. It aspires to strengthen cultural relations between nations and promote arts and entertain audiences through carnivals and festivals.

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