“Awide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.” Samuel Goldwyn. But what about the scenario when it is the other way around? The films which are scheduled to be screened at Nandan II at 10.00 a.m every Sunday this month are more in conformity with Stanley Kubric’s contention: “A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later. “

They are De Sicca’s Bicycle Thieves, Jean Renoir’s The River, Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries and Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Apart from the film festivals organised by the different film societies, Kolkatans do not come across too many opportunities to watch good films. Kudos to Nandan authorities for organising the shows of these classics on screen