GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - �The process of filmmaking is very torturing and I like the torture. For me making a film is like climbing a mountain and in my life I have climbed the same mountain a number of times.�
This remark was made by Krzysztof Zanussi here today during an interactive programme held as part of the third edition of the Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF). The Polish film and theatre director, producer and screenwriter is one of the main attractions at GIFF this time.
Sharing his experiences as a filmmaker, he said that when an idea came to his mind it was like a spark and from that point the challenge of how to complete the film would start.
Commenting on his way of filmmaking he said, �I like to react slowly in every cause. So my films are also slow to some extent. Earlier films were for a specific section of people. But with the introduction of the cell phone, cinema has become a product for everyone. So the role of cinema in society has also changed.�
He further said that till date there have been very few filmmakers whose works have been accepted by every section of society. One such filmmaker was Charlie Chaplin. His films were loved by a genius like Einstein and also by common sections of society. �As filmmakers our duty is to increase the acceptability of our works,� he added.
Recalling his early life, he said, �The time of my childhood was like hell as it was war time. Many innocent people lost their lives during that period and as a child I had experienced many terrible things. Despite all those odds I wanted to become a physicist. I still love physics but unfortunately physics does not love me.�
He added, �though physics does not have any impact on my filmmaking, this subject has opened my mind to search about mystery.� The interactive session was moderated by Vidya Shankar.
Meanwhile, on the second day of GIFF today, a total of 17 films were screened at four different venues located at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra and Jyoti Chitraban.