The creator of films like Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception, The Prestige, Memento and The Dark Knight trilogy, Hollywood filmmaker, Christopher Nolan, is in India to promote film preservation and restoration, a cause he is absolutely passionate about.
Nolan is being accompanied by his wife Emma Thomas and acclaimed visual artist Tacita Dean.
On a visit to India to create awareness about celluloid films in the digital era, Nolan, at an interaction with select media here, asked if he watched any Indian films, said: "I have watched some Indian cinema, not enough though, but enjoyed them very much".
Christopher Nolan may be known as a filmmaker who likes to employ cutting-edge technology in his films, but he prefers physical celluloid film over digital.
Actor-director-politician Kamal Haasan has recently apologised to popular Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan.
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Dungarpur said: "After the roundtable, a few cinematographers, namely "Padmaavat" fame Sudeep Chatterjee and Santosh Shivan talked about shooting in films over digital, so, it seems the meeting turned out very fruitful. We should have the choice of making the film in both the mediums". And India being the largest film industry in the world is an essential part of that. He shot his documentary of archivist PK Nair, Celluloid Man (2012) on different film formats that he could find.
The director, who released his World War II drama "Dunkirk" earlier than the scheduled date in cinemas that still projected celluloid, said a film is a director's dream and it should be their call when it comes to the movie watching experience they want their audiences to have.
She stressed that we should stop talking about film versus digital and start talking about film plus digital.
Looking at the packed house, Shivendra, said, we want more 70mm films in India and requested Nolan to have a retrospective of his films.
Nolan met members of the Indian film fraternity today and discussed the various ways of preserving and archiving film as a medium. However, if you check out his tweet, you will find that the filmmaker has literally watched Kamal Haasan's Tamil film, Paapanaasam, which is a remake of Malayalam film, Drishyam. Dungarpur also founded the Film Heritage Foundation.