National Award-winning filmmaker, Buddhadeb Dasgupta was most known for his films Bagh Bahadur (1989), Tahader Katha (1992), Charachar (1993) and Uttara (2000) . Being a poet, his films straddled the forms of lyricism and realism. Dasgupta was an influential and a prominent contemporary filmmaker who also steered the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute as Chairman, twice. His dexterity with word, image and music was greatly appreciated across the international film festival circuit. His passing is a big loss to the generations of filmmakers he inspired.

We also express deep loss on the demise of Dr. Chinna Dua, and Pankaj Gupta (Chairman, Sakha Creations), both, fine artistes and individuals who brought their unique flair, vibrancy and warmth to our cultural programmes, whenever we had the pleasure to host them. We will miss their friendship and generosity.

Our selections from the best of the film festivals from across the globe continue this week, with fantastic new additions. The Dharamshala International Film Festival presents, Enigma and Provocation: The Cinema of Luis Buñuel. Five films by the Spanish master for cineastes to be introduced to, or renew their acquaintance with, one of cinema's original and enduring legends. Catch award-winning contemporary cinema from across Europe, including a special bio-diversity line-up of Indian films by CMS Vatavaran exclusively for Indian viewers, as part of the European Union Film Festival 2021. Attend a webinar with the team of the Malayalam film Aarkkariyam in conversation with film critic, Shubhra Gupta, organised by the Indian Express Film Club.

IHC CONTINUUM, this week, features 'Home Stories', a contemporary piece by Revanta Sarabhai, taking the Sarabhai family legacy forward.

Our weekly updates from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mexican Film Festival and DBF Talks continue.

Link to the online calendar: https://www.habitatworld.com/habitatworld-online-culture-calendar.php