The Bankmen’s Film Society (BFS) is organising a festival of films by noted director Rituparno Ghosh.

The festival will be the first to be held in the city dedicated to the director, who died in May this year at the age of 49.

It will start off at the Malabar Christian College auditorium on September 3, with Abohoman, which won Ghosh the national award for the best director in 2010.

The other films included in the festival will be screened on October 1 and 2.

Homage

“This festival is our homage to a great director,” said K.J. Thomas, secretary, BFS.

“I was part of the committee that had tried to bring Ghosh to Kozhikode for the international film festival organised by the Corporation some time ago and he had agreed to come too, but could not make it owing to some health problems. He, however, allowed us to screen Chitrangada, his last release,” he said.

Raincoat

“His more popular films like Raincoat, Chokher Bali, and Chitrangada have been shown in Kozhikode before, so we have avoided them in our festival,” he said.

List of films

Unishe April, which deals with the bitter-sweet relationship between by a dancer and her daughter (starring Aparna Sen and Debashree Roy), Noukadubi, a period film that is based on a Rabindranath Tagore story by the same name; The Last Lear, an English film about an ageing actor played by Amitabh Bachchan; and Dosar, a black-and-white film about a married couple are the other films being screened.

As an actor

“We are also trying to include in the festival Aarekti Premer Golpo, in which he was brilliant as an actor,” Mr. Thomas said. “We will also conduct a discussion on the films of Ghosh,” he added.