July 24, 1950
|Spouse||Neelanjana Ghose (1978-present)|
|Children||Anandi Ghose Ishaan Ghose|
Goutam Ghose (also spelled Gautam Ghosh born 24 July 1950) is an Indian film director, Actor, music director and cinematographer, who works primarily in Bengali cinema. He is the only Indian to have received the "Vittorio Di Sica" Award, Italy, in 1997.
In 2012, the Government of West Bengal honored him with the Banga Bibhushan for lifetime achievement. Acknowledging his contributions to film, he was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006.
Goutam Ghose was born on 24 July 1950 in Calcutta, India to Santana and Prof. Himangshu Kumar Ghose. His kindergarten days began at the St John's Diocesan School (now an all-girls school). He studied there till class 4 and then moved to the neighboring Cathedral Missionary Boys' School. He graduated from the University of Calcutta.
He started making documentaries in 1973. Took active part in group theatre movement in Calcutta. Also dedicated some time as a Photojournalist. Made his first documentary– New Earth in 1973 followed by Hungry Autumn. Since then, he has made a number of feature films and documentaries. Ghose was greatly influenced by the movie of Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Rajen Tarafdar, Mrinal Sen and Ajoy Kar who had heralded a new era in Bengali movie through his works.
His most successful films were Padma Nadir Majhi, Kaalbela and Moner Manush. He becomes limelight for those Movie.
|Denotes film that has not yet been released|
|1992||Padma Nadir Majhi||Bengali||Yes||No|
|1996||Vrindavan Film Studios||Italian||No||Yes|
|2017||Beyond the Clouds||English/Hindi||No||Yes|
|2019||Shantilal O Projapoti Rohoshyo||Bengali||No||Yes|
|2022||Raahgir – The Wayfarers||Hindi||Yes||No|
|1986||The Land of Sand Dunes||English||Yes|
|1989||Sange Meel Se Mulaqat||Hindi||Yes|
|1996||Beyond the Himaylayas||English||Yes|
|1999||Ray: life and work||Bengali||Yes|
|2012||L'archivio a oriente||Italian, Persian, Chinese||Yes|
Awards and recognitions
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Hungry Autumn (A documentary) :
- Main Award, Oberhausen Film Festival (1978)
Land of Sand Dunes (A documentary):
Meeting a Milestone (A documentary):
- Special screening at the Cannes Film Festival, (out of competition)
- NANDI State Award for Best Film
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (1979)
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film (1982)
- Silver Medal at Figuera De Foz, Portugal (1982)
- Ecumenical Jury Prize for Human Rights Festival at Strasbourg, France (1982)
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi(1985)
- UNESCO Award at Venice Film Festival (1985)
- FIPRESCI Award, Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival (1987).
- Filmfare Award for Best Direction and Best Screenplay
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali(1987)
- Un-Certain Regards, Cannes Film Festival (1988)
- Grand Prix - Golden Semurg at Tashkent Film Festival (1988)
- National Film Award for Best Direction (1992)
- National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film (1992).
- UNESCO Award, Cannes Film Festival (1993).
Beyond the Himalayas (A documentary):
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (1996)
- Un-Certain Regards, Cannes Film Festival (1997)
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali (2001)
- Silver Balloon Award, Nantes Film Festival
Kalahandi (A documentary):
A Treasure in the Snow (A documentary):
Impermanence (A documentary):
- Premiered at the Venice International Film Festival (2004)
- Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration (A National award)
- Golden Peacock for Best Film at the 41st International Film Festival of India held at Goa.
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali
- 41st Bangladesh National Film Awards for Best Actress, Best child Artist and Best art Direction.
- Montreal World Film Festival For Nominate
- Is the only Indian to have received the "Vittorio Di Sica" Award, Italy, 1997
- Was awarded the Knighthood of the "Star of the Italian Solidarity" in July 2006
- Awarded the Banga Bibhushan for lifetime achievement in film direction in 2012
- UNESCO Award (1985)
- won Kalakar Awards
In 2017, he was inducted as a member of the Oscar Academy
As an avant-garde poet
Ghose has portrayed the role of a Hungry generation poet in Srijit Mukherji's film Baishe Srabon (2011) and also penned the poems of the character he played.
- ^ Anirban Das (1 November 2010). Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possible: The Body in Third World Feminisms. Anthem Press. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-1-84331-855-2. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- ^ "Interview: Weight of the world". The Hindu. 16 March 2008. Archived from the original on 19 March 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- ^ "Welcome to GoutamGhose.com". Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- ^ Kavita (13 October 2019). "Quiet flows the disquieting river". The Daily Star. New Delhi. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
- ^ "48th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- ^ "Kalakar award winners" (PDF). Kalakar website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- ^ "Academy invites record 774 new members; 39 percent female, 30 percent people color". Hollywood Reporter. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- 1950 births
- Bengali film directors
- Bengali Hindus
- 20th-century Indian film directors
- Living people
- Film directors from Kolkata
- University of Calcutta alumni
- Filmfare Awards winners
- Kalakar Awards winners
- Best Cinematography National Film Award winners
- Indian documentary filmmakers
- Hindi film cinematographers
- 21st-century Indian film directors
- Best Director National Film Award winners
- Cinematographers from West Bengal
- Best Original Screenplay National Film Award winners
- Directors who won the Best Feature Film National Film Award
- Directors who won the Best Film on National Integration National Film Award