Art and Experience: ‘Bench Cinema’ directed by Mohammad Rahmanian will be displayed at 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa 2016.
Bench Cinema tells the story of Nasi who spends months after release from prison, watching the films and memorizing all the lines. He then travels around to perform the films as a one-man show on a bench. Gradually he forms a theatre group called Cinema Bench.
In its recent international presence, Bench Cinema was nominated for the award of the 40th São Paulo International Film Festival.
IFFI is organized by the Films Division, Government of India. Held in Mumbai from 24 January to 1 February 1952, the Festival was subsequently taken to Madras, Delhi and Calcutta. Since its beginning in 1952 the IFFI has been the biggest event of its type in India.