Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s celebrated documentary on Malayali archivist P.K. Nair, Celluoid Man, will be released at the PVR, Lulu Mall, in Kochi today. The Kerala release comes soon after movie won ‘Nestor The Chronicler’ (A man who keeps history of world cinema) award at the Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival in Ukraine. P.K. Nair, the former director of the National Film Archives of India, Pune, was also honoured at an archivists’ convention held in Ukraine.

Celluloid Man has already won two national awards and garnered much media attention for its theme. It will soon be sent to its 25{+t}{+h}International Film Festival, second perhaps to Piravi , the Malayalam movie that has made it to the most number of film festivals, says Dungarpur.

Through the documentary, Dungarpur puts the spotlight on the need for preservation not just in cinema, but in art as well. Celluloid Man will be screened at 4.30 p.m. at PVR till June 6.

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