Directing the Eye

About the event

Who decides where you look?

Combining the work of Directors and Cinematographers, ‘Directing the Eye’ celebrates and analyses the evolution of visual storytelling in cinema. The event highlights the singular relationship between Directors and their DOPs – and the marriage of the two that ultimately makes or breaks a film.

The event will feature a conversation with two young and exceptional filmmakers – Director Achal Mishra and DOP Anand Bansal. Together, they have collaborated on two critically acclaimed films – Gamak Ghar and Dhuin – which will feature heavily in the discussion of their work and their approach towards the filmmaking medium.

Date: March 15th, 2023

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

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The Ice Factory at Ballard Estate (IFBE) is an experimental laboratory for transdisciplinary practices across modern and contemporary architecture, art, and pedagogy. The conserved and refashioned structure is itself a historical object; its complexity, diversity, and paradoxical forms of architecture are instruments for the invention of knowledge. Malik Architecture has created an architecture that does not settle, one with spaces to breathe through a crystallization and mutation of traditional, modern, and contemporary experiments. A century-old embodiment... of “the dreams that stuff is made of.” IFBE’s community of architects, artists, scholars, and students exists in the expanding complexity and multiplicity of the present without sacrificing a fidelity to pasts and archiving, to build and chronicle in the here and now, what Reinhard Koselleck felicitously called “futures past.”