Scorsese to visit Kolkata in December

MUMBAI: Founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to cinema, Martin Scorsese has firmed up plans to visit Kolkata for a couple of days in December to pay his respect to his long lost friend Satyajit Ray.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull director was instrumental in ensuring that Ray was awarded with the Oscar in the Lifetime Achievement Award category in 1992.

Scorsese is expected to meet Ray‘s family and visit the Satyajit Ray Film School in the city for a tour and meet-and-greet event. He is also supposed to visit the Ray archives and check out the films that have been stored and restored.

It is expected that Scorsese‘s visit might also translate into more gifts and grants to the Kolkata institute and also international job offers for students of the film school as Scorsese will bring global limelight to the centre.

Scorsese, who is the president of The Film Foundation, has won awards from the Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Directors Guild of America.

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