He definitely tops the list of directors who’ve managed to bring something intrinsically different to the world of movies.
And now, Christopher Nolan is in India to support a different-yet-important cause – the importance of celluloid in the digital age and the need for film preservation and restoration.
Accompanied by his wife, Emma Thomas, and kids Magnus, Flora, Rory and Oliver along with visual artist, Tacita Dean, Nolan is in India for 3 days, primarily for the event ‘Reframing the Future of Film: in Conversation with Christopher Nolan, Tacita Dean and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’, which will be held at Mumbai’s Tata Theatre, NCPA this Sunday.
According to a report by Indian Express, the acclaimed Hollywood director is apparently going to be hosted by Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shyam Benegal and Farhan Akhtar.
He has already met actors Kamal Hassan and Shah Rukh Khan, both of whom tweeted about the meeting:
Met Mr.Christopher Nolan. Apologized for seeing Dunkirk in the digital format and in return am sending Hey Ram in digital format for him to see. Was surprised to know he had seen Paapanaasam. 😊 pic.twitter.com/iTPgQOZCMH— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) March 30, 2018
He’s also attended a lecture by British artist Tacita Dean called ‘Process and the Non-deliberate Act: Why the medium of film is important to artists’.
We are delighted to welcome Tacita Dean, Christopher Nolan and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur this evening for a talk at the Museum! Tacita Dean is speaking at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum on how celluloid film can be placed in Museums. #bdlmuseum #tacitadean #christophernolan #celluloid #visualarts #cinema #film #outreach @filmheritagefoundation @tacita_dean
Nolan might also be a part of a closed-door roundtable discussion with prominent names from the Indian film industry.
Tacita Dean & Ranjit Hoskote in conversation on how to present celluloid films in spaces such as a Museum. Along with Christopher Nolan, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and the Museum’s Honorary Director Tasneem Zakaria Mehta. In collaboration with @filmheritagefoundation #bdlmuseum #tacitadean #christophernolan #ranjithoskote #talk #film #saveourfilm
A private dinner party was also hosted for the director, which was attended by many celebrities including A.R. Rahman.
With movies like Inception, The Dark Night Trilogy, Interstellar etc., he’s definitely left a mark in the history of movies, and it’s no wonder he’s promoting a cause that would further allow movies to live on forever!