Courtesy: IndiaFM Friday, August 10, 2007 Indian films and filmmakers have gained respected across the world and this is evident with the display of their work on global platforms. Bimal Roy is one of those Indian filmmakers, who became immortal through his films. His films will be showcased in Italy's 'River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival'.
Selvaggia Velo, the founder and director of the festival informs that their aim is to promote such cinema in Italy and Europe. They plan to showcase independent Indian cinema and not commercial films. This retrospective on Roy will showcase his classic films like Devdas, Bandini and Do Beegha Zameen.
This festival has been encouraged by film personalities like Anand Patwardhan, Manish Jha, Goutam Ghose, Bharatbala, Ruchi Narain and actor Rahul Bose. It is scheduled to be held from December 7 to 13, and still open to entries.