Film Circle Screening

English August

(English/1994/118 min/35mm without subtitles)


Director : Dev Benegal. Agasyta, an urban Bengali who seamlessly shuttles between Ella Fitzgerald and Rabindra Sangeet, joins the Indian Administrative Service and gets posted in the lap of India’s hinterland - a dingy little town called Madna.

Wages of Fear

(French/1953/153 min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Henri-Georges Clouzot. In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

Ondanondu Kaladalli

(Kannada/1979/ 156min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Girish Karnad. 1978 Indian Kannada language film co-written and directed by Girish Karnad with music by Bhaskar Chandavarkar, starring Shankar Nag. It has influences of the early samurai films of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, to whom Karnad has reportedly acknowledged his indebtedness. It won the 1978 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada. Ondanondu Kaladalli paved the way for actor and director Shankar Nag’s career in Kannada cinema. It gained the cult classic status among the Kannada audience.


(Russian/1979/275 min/35mm with Eng. subtitles)


Director : Andrei Konchalovsky. The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second ‘build communism’ and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the ‘black treasure’ of Siberia.