A digitally restored version of Ritwik Ghatak’s Meghe Dhaka Tara or The Cloud Capped Star will be screened at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival in the Forever Classics. David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate and Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah are the other classics in the line up. A total of eight restored films will be screened in this section, four names have been announced so far.
“The Cloud Capped Star (1960) tells the moving tale of a woman’s sacrifice for her family. Living in post-colonial Calcutta after the partition of Bengal left families exiled outside their ancestral homes, an eldest daughter must navigate the demands of her family while suppressing her own desires,” reads the synopsis of the film on the festival website.
The festival will be held from 17 March – 2 April, 2013 and it’s full programme will be announced on 21 February 2013.