Kolkata: A Ray of Light, a docu-feature film on veteran photographer Nemai Ghosh is all set to be screened at London and Edinburgh. The film has been directed by Anirban Mitra and Tirtha Dasgupta.
Ghosh attained international acclaim for working with Satyajit Ray for more than two decades, beginning with Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969), until the auteur’s last film Agantuk (1991). He has held several exhibitions at home and abroad and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010.
The London and Edinburgh screenings are slated for 6 and 14 September respectively. Both events will be preceded by an interactive session with the directors. Ray biographer Andrew Robinson will attend the London screening and share his experience of closely studying the filmmaker and Ghosh at work, while renowned author and editor Bashabi Fraser will converse with the directors at the Edinburgh event.
The screening at London is being organised by the Nehru Centre, cultural wing of the Indian High Commission in Britain, while the Edinburgh event will be held in association with the Scottish Indian Arts Forum.
The film has already bagged three awards in India and three international nominations.