wiki:Girish Kasaravalli

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Girish Kasaravalli (b. 1949)

Kannada director born in Kasaravalli village, Karnataka. Degree in pharmacology (1971). Even before graduating from the FTII (1975) had virtually taken over direction of Nagabharana’s Grahana (1978). First feature, Ghattashraddha, in the wake of Samskara (1970) and based on U.R. Ananthamurthy’s writing, extended the anti-brahminism of the literary Navya Movement. Principal of Adarsh Film Institute, Bangalore; edited a Kannada anthology on film theory with essays by Eisenstein, Kracauer, Bazin, Metz, Wollen et al (1983).

FILMOGRAPHY: 1975: Avashesh (Sh); Anya (Sh); 1977: Ghattashraddha; 1980: Akramana; 1981: Mooru Darigalu; 1986: Tabarana Kathe; Glowing Embers (Doc); 1988: Bannada Vesha (TV); 1989: Mane/Ek? Ghar.

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