Martin Scorsese, George Lucas combine with Film Heritage Foundation to restore Kannada classic ‘Ghatashraddha’


Poster of 'Ghatashraddha'.

Poster of 'Ghatashraddha'. , Photo Credit: IMDb

Martin Scorsese and George Lucas have teamed up with the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) to restore Girish Kasaravalli faithlessness, informed of Diversity. The 1977 Kannada film is based on the novel by famous writer and critic UR Ananthamurthy.

faithlessness, Kasaravalli's first film, released in 1977, won three National Awards. Under the leadership of archivist and filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, the restoration will be carried out at L'Imagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy. The project is supported by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project, founded by Martin Scorsese and funded by George Luas and his wife Mellody Hobson.

Filmmaker Girish Kasarawal.

Filmmaker Girish Kasarawal. , Photo Courtesy: Sudhakar Jain

Diversity It was reported that the source element for the restoration was the original camera negative preserved in the National Film Archive of the National Film Development Corporation-India. The restoration is set to be completed in time for the film's 50th anniversary.

Kasaravalli, one of the pioneers of the Kannada parallel cinema movement, has made acclaimed films Tabrana Kathe (1987), Thai Saheba (1997), island (2002) and pink talkies (2008). disbelief It describes the ostracism faced by a young woman who violates the strict sexual code of a conservative society.

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Kasaravalli said, “The fact that my film has been chosen for revival by none other than these eminent people among filmmakers is a matter of pride and great honour.” Diversity. ,I am grateful to Mr. Scorsese and the World Cinema Project and to Mr. George Lucas and Mrs. Mellody Hobson and the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.

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