BIFF 2013 #3: A Throw of Dice (Prapancha Pash, India/UK/Germany 1929)

This print restored by the BFI provides a glimpse of the possibilities of ‘global film’ just before ‘hegemonic Hollywood’ began to exert its control with the coming of sound. German filmmaker Franz Osten had already worked in India on two films with Bengali actor-producer Himanshu Rai – Prem Sanyas (The Light of Asia) 1925 and Shiraz (1928). These… Read More BIFF 2013 #3: A Throw of Dice (Prapancha Pash, India/UK/Germany 1929)