German director Reinhard Hauff traveled to Calcutta to film this captivating interview with famed Bengali director Mrinal Sen, as they walked along the streets, mixed with the crowds, sat with friends, or in the case of Sen, worked on location. In these varied milieus and formats, Sen's incisive thinking and seat-of-the-pants directorial style come to the foreground. His working technique is to start filming with a story concept in mind, then develop the details as the filming goes along, and finally patch it all together on the editing table into an effective drama. Apparently this is not a technique recommended for anyone with less than Sen's abilities.
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