Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan to be in Mumbai on March 31 and April 1

The acclaimed director along with visual artist Tacita Dean will headline the event Reframing the Future of Film, organised by the Film Heritage Foundation, in Mumbai

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Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan to be in Mumbai on March 31 and April 1
Mumbai  -  

Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan and visual artist Tacita Dean will headline the event Reframing the Future of Film, organised by the Film Heritage Foundation, in Mumbai on March 31 and April 1, the foundation announced on Friday. 

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan had earlier teased fans about Nolan’s India visit but we can now confirm that the Dunkirk director is all set to re-visit the country.

The event aims to highlight the necessity of preserving photochemical film in the digital age, and will include a private roundtable discussion and a separate public event. 


Since our inception (nice wordplay), we have been speaking for film as a shooting, exhibition, and archival medium,” Dungarpur stated. “We have been fighting a losing battle and we finally have the support from two of the leading film exponents in the world.” 

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, founding director of Film Heritage Foundation

Nolan is famous for using celluloid along with digital formats for his movies. His latest production Dunkirk (2017), depicting the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, was also shot on large format film.


Tacita and I are delighted to join with Shivendra and the Film Heritage Foundation in presenting Refraining the Future of Film in Mumbai.India has such wonderful cinema and such a rich history of art that everything needs to be done not only encourage its proper preservation for future generations but also to re-introduce the film medium to the younger artists and filmmakers in the country.” 

Christopher Nolan

Reframing the Future of Film began as a discussion among prominent personalities in cinema and art in 2015 at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It has also been held in Tate Modern during the London Film Festival and at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. The event aims to enumerate “the tangible steps that needed to be taken to protect the medium of film and its legacy in order to reposition its importance in an aggressive digital market”, according to the press release.

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