Film screening

Reframing Cinema - A Festival of Neo-Realist Classics from India

A four-day film festival (21-24 Feb.) of nine films by master auteurs from India. The festival will close with a masterpiece by Sri Lankan neo-realist James Lester Peries and an Expert's Panel. 

Drinks afterwards (22, 23, 24 Feb), so we kindly urge you to let us know as soon as possible on which days you are coming.  


21 February: Lipsius room 147, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden 
22, 23, 24 February: IIAS Conference Room, Rapenburg 59, Leiden  


The full programme and information on individual films is available at:

Pather Panchali/ Song of the Little Road (1955/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Mahanagar/The Big City (1963/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Bhuvan Shome (1969/dir. Mrinal Sen)
Meghe Dhaka Tara/The Cloud Capped Star (1960/dir. Ritwik Ghatak)
Pyaasa / Thirsty (1957/dir. Guru Dutt)
Titash Ekti Nadir Naam/ A River Called Titas (1973/dir. Ritwik Ghatak)
Charulata (1964/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Jalsaghar/ The Music Room (1958/dir. Satyajit Ray)
Gamperaliya/ Changes in the Village (1963/dir. Lester James Peries)

Expert’s Panel
Dr. Sanjukta Sunderason, Leiden University
Dr. Rituparna Roy, Leiden University College, The Hague
Dr. Philippe Peycam, Director, International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS)


Please register for individual screenings and the expert panel. via the email adresses provided below.

Opening film, Lipsius, 21 February
To attend the opening movie, please register by 17 February via msasleidenuniv@gmail.com

Filmscreenings and expert panel, IIAS, 22 - 24 February 
For individual filmscreemings and the expert panel, please register by 19 February via reframingcinema@gmail.com 


Organised by Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and Modern South Asia Seminar Series (MSAS).