Not Just Bollywood returns this Autumn with a focus on films from South India, a diverse region that brings together four major film industries – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. South Indian cinema is arguably the most technically accomplished, influential, and cinematically in tune in all of India, demonstrating time and again a capacity for creative innovation.
The season includes a screening of Kummaty, restored in 4K by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, The Film Heritage Foundation and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory, in association with General Pictures and the family of Govindan Aravindan. Funding provided by the Material World Foundation.
Not just Bollywood is curated by Omar Ahmed, UK–based film scholar and Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Interim Creative Director: Film.
See the full line-up of films below.
In this festival
Our Not Just Bollywood film season celebrates India's often-under-sung independent cinema scene, featuring exclusive screenings of award-winning films and a host of special guests.
Not Just Bollywood curator Omar Ahmed discusses the caste system in indian cinema.
This September sees the debut of Not Just Bollywood, a brand new film season showcasing the often-undersung world of India’s independent movie scene. Here, curator Ahmed…
Ahead of the UK premiere of Manohar and I as part of Not Just Bollywood, Dr Sanghita Sen caught up with director Amitabha Chatterji.
Previously in this Festival
Omar Ahmed, co-curator of Not Just Bollywood, introduces Pakeezah
This one hour intro will give audiences an insight into the career of Irrfan Khan, exploring his stardom, acting style & key films that defined…
This screening will be followed by an informal panel discussion exploring Indian independent cinema. We will be joined by Ashvin Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema…
Using clips and a range of examples, this talk looks at the dynamics of representation of caste in Indian cinema.
Delve deeper into our Not Just Bollywood film season with this special one-hour introduction that explores the growing power of the female audience at the…