TEN DAYS IN CALCUTTA: A PORTRAIT OF MRINAL SEN
Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

Reinhard Hauff and Mrinal Sen, master of Indian cinema, spend ten days in Calcutta. A dialogue on passion and provocation.

tags: Documentary, Filmmaking, Portrait

With: Mrinal Sen, Reinhard Hauff, Smita Patil, Gita Sen

Credits

Screenplay: Reinhard Hauff

Director of Photography: Frank Brühne

Film Editor: Heidi Handorf

Composer: Vijay Raphava Rao, Bhaskar Chandavarkar, Salil Chowdhury

Sound: Sanjay Mukherjee, Willi Schwadorf

Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf

Production Company: Bioskop-Film GmbH

Director: Reinhard Hauff

Editor: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker

TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

biography

Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.