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Mapping Interiors: An Interview with Adoor Gopalakrishnan

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Abstract:

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is widely regarded as India's greatest living filmmaker after Mrinal Sen. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in southern India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylised form of dance drama. From the age of eight, Gopalakrishnan began acting for the stage, and has produced over twenty plays, several written by him.

Keywords: Adoor Gopalakrishnan; Chitralekha Film Cooperative; Chitralekha Film Society; India; Kathakali; filmmaker

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ac.9.1.1_7

Publication date: September 1, 1997

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