MONTAGE : Life-Politics-Cinema - Mrinal Sen

MONTAGE : Life-Politics-Cinema - Mrinal Sen

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Author: A Compilation
Photographer: Subash Nandy
Publisher: Seagull Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 372
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170461642


This collection encapsulates close to half a century of filmmaking. It includes original writings - memoirs, letters, musings on politics, literature, theatre and cinema; critiques of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Chaplin and host of other international film makers.

Veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen has always seen his life and work as apart of the social and political fabric of his time. As he has continued to experiment with cinema over the decades, evolving his own quest in response to the changing times, he has also maintained an acute social critique which shows in his films, writings and interviews. The enfant terrible of Indian cinema in the 60s and 70s, he is now known for his subtle, nuanced films which capture a moment of crisis, a moment of truth, in the ordinary lives of ordinary people.

In juxtaposition with the intimate photographs of the artist at work and stills from his movies, these form a rare montage of the filmmaker and the man, mapping an unusual creative landscape which offers valuable insights into his films.

There is also a complete filmography encompassing his features, telefilms and documentaries.


Interview 2001
Unfamiliar Faridpur
An Uncertain Journey
Paradise Café
A Terrible dearth o9f dreams and dreamers
To Say something new
Interview 1971
Interview 1972
An old letter
Interview 1980
Interview 1981
My son and I
Interview 1982
Interview 1983
A World built or gained is but the world lost
Interview 1986
Life, more life, and only life
Apu, Eternal Apu
New men in a new theatre
A funny, bitter, allegory
This space of silence
Interview 1987
Cinema par excellence
Chaplin's odyssey
Beyond easy solutions
Interview 1989
Shards of sound and scraps of seeing
Interview 2000
Cinema and Literature
This new, hybrid culture