programme - 2017

Join us for an eye opening selection of films from Bengal and the Indian sub-continent. The three day festival will be attended by international film stars, directors, producers, distributors and film / media personalities.

Our 2017 programme will be taking place from the 19th - 21st of May at our partnering screens and venues in London. In addition to the great line up of films, there will be other activities benefiting film makers from special talks to networking lunches and tours.

Please see the programme details below for more information.



Curzon Aldgate Cinema - Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS

London Metropolitan University (LMU) -

Calcutta House, Old Castle St, London E1 7NT

Brady Arts Centre - 192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU

Kobi Nazrul Centre- 30 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR




Day 1



Due to Council Policy -

ALL FILMS ARE FOR 18 and over only!

>>INFORMATION - Please note that all films being screened have been subtitled in English, even though some of the trailer links below are not.


The Poisoning Sap London Bengali Film Festival



Red Carpet Opening


FILM: Double Feluda


After Party

The red carpet opening of the 2nd London Bengali Film Festival, attended by film makers, press and dignitaries will be taking place at the new Curzon Aldgate Cinema. Introduction to the festival followed with drinks reception and networking before the VIP guests join the crowd in the main screen room for our opening film.



Based on stories by the legendary Satyajit Ray, LBFF is proud to present the UK premiere of Double Feluda. Radharaman Samaddar’s final words were “My name… Is the key”. His nephew, Monimohon, unable to decipher the meaning of these words, goes to Pradosh ‘Felu’ Mitter, the Private Investigator, to seek his help in the matter.


After party to celebrate the launch of the 2nd London Bengali Film Festival as a trend spot near the new Curzon Aldgate Cinemas.

All welcome, subject to availability, but strongly advise to email us for guestlist priority.


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Dir: Sandip Ray
Cast - Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Saheb Bhattacharya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Bratya Basu, Saswata Chatterjee

Duration: 124 Mins
Language: Bengali with English subtitles



Location: Curzon Aldgate

Price: £15.00

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Location: TBC

Price: Free - Must book as above




Day 2






Lorenzo Levrini
Family Album London Bengali Film festival

A ray of sunshine, London Bengali Film Festival

12.00am - 1.00pm

SEMINAR: Lighting for Indy Film


FILM: Bastu-Shaap


Documentary: The Altab Ali Story

A key part in any film is lighting for independent films. This seminar is lead by an established Cinematographer, who has worked on various platforms, from independent films, to music videos and TVC's. This is an ideal way to learn about the practical ways in applying modern techniques.

After a prolonged treatment, Antara has somehow managed to come back to her family to a disabled Major Arjun.  The house on the hills sees a fresh wind as Timirbabu and Kushal come down to their bungalow one day. A rejuvenating gush to their choking stagnant life.


The tragic racist murder of Altab Ali in May of 1978 sent shockwaves through the Bengali community in London and beyond.  This dramatised story was filmed live for a drama production and also looks at the impact it has on his mother in Bangladesh and his best friend in the UK.

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Dir: Kaushik Ganguly
Cast - Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Ganguly
Duration: 129 Mins
Language: Bengali with English subtitles



Dir: Mukul Ahmed
Cast -Various.

Duration: 45 Mins
Language: Bengali with English subtitles

Location: Culcutta House, LMU

Price: Free - Must book as below

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Location: Kobi Nazrul Centre

Price: £5.90

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Location: Kobi Nazrul Centre

Price: £5.90

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Day 3


Udhao London Bengali Film Festival
  Her Own Address London Bengali Film festival   Closing Party London Bengali Film Festival


FILM: Special Screening



FILM: Sankal (Shackle)



Closing Party

LBFF are proud to announce a special screening of a bengali film at a landmark London venue to celebrate culture and struggle on film. The details of the film will be released very soon.

This is a free event and subject to availability. You must book via the online link below when it becomes active.


Multi award winning film 'Saankal,' also known as 'Shackle,' is a Hindi film starring Bengali actress Tanima Bhattacharya which brings light on the still followed malpractice of elder women forcefully marrying off to younger boys in the state of Rajasthan.  The film depicts how tradition can bring a drastic change in normal life.

  This is the closing party to mark the end of the first London Bengali Film Festival. Join us for refreshments, drinks and party as the DJ drops the beats at a swanky London venue!
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Dir: TBC
Cast -
Language: Bengali with English subtitles

Cast - Chetan Sharma, Tanima Bhattacharya, Harish Kumar, Jagat Singh, Samarth Shandilya, Milind Gunaji
Duration: 99 Mins
Language: Bengali with English subtitles

Location: TBC

Price: FREE

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Location: Curzon Aldgate

Price: £15.00

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Location: TBC (E1)

Price: Ticket will be available soon

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Although our focus is more on the festival and the stories, we will be also offering two awards in the following categories:

a) Audience Award - Voted by the audience.
b) Spirit of Bengal Award - A film which encapsulates the spirit of the London Bengali Film Festival