British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Celluloid Man

Synopsis
CELLULOID MAN is a tribute to film archivist and obsessive cinephile P.K. Nair, a man whose childhood fascination with cinema finally led to the creation of the National Film Archive of India. In a country where film preservation was once regarded as irrelevant, Nair’s has been a long, hard fight to preserve precious fragments of India’s film heritage that would otherwise be lost forever.

Comparable to France’s late, great ‘man of cinema’, the noted film archivist Henri Langlois, Nair has also influenced generations of Indian filmmakers by introducing them to new worlds through the prism of cinema.

The film features clips and interviews with many Indian and international filmmakers. Extras include an interview with the director and an accompanying booklet with an essay by Mark Cousins and extracts from the director’s own production diaries.
Language
English
Country
India
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
archive films; film archives; India; cinema - India

Credits

Director
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Cinematographer
Santosh Sundiyil
Music
Ram Sampath
Contributor
P.K. Nair

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
164 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Second Run DVD

Email
info@secondrundvd.com
Web
http://www.secondrundvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8324 2400
Address
12 Chessing Court
Fortis Green Road
London
N10
Notes
A niche-market video label and distributor, specialising in being the first to release important and award-winning films from around the world. Sale via online shop or retail outlets.

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 267 times.