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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Mrinal Sen

Born in May 1923, Mrinal Sen was reader and copy editor, independant journalist and medical supply salesman – without knowing anything of medecine – before directing his first feature film in 1956, and being convinced right away that it wasn’t his calling. He directed another long feature in 1959 which was a success. He continued directing regularly after that, and still is controversial. He wrote for several years about cinema and its aesthetics.