Scorsese, Szabo recall how Satyajit Ray touched them personally – Panaji News
Both weren’t current to obtain the award personally, however they marked their presence with considerate video messages.
In his message, Szabo paid a private tribute to Satyajit Ray, the grasp whose beginning centenary is being celebrated this 12 months. He reminisced about his assembly with Ray, which passed off greater than 30 years in the past within the then Madras.
“Ray invited my wife and me for dinner, which was excellent,” Szabo remembered. “We had a fantastic discussion on his films and filmmaking, our profession. It was a profound discussion that I will never forget.”
Expressing his gratitude for the award, Szabo stated: “I am deeply moved to realise that Indians know my films and some of them even love them.”
An extraordinary artiste, Szabo achieved worldwide success along with his movie ‘Mephisto’ in 1981. It was the primary from Hungary to win an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. His films broke the obstacles of language and touched the hearts of viewers world wide.
Scorsese, in his message, additionally paid his homage to Ray. “He is one of the filmmakers whose work I have been turning to over and over again, throughout my life,” he stated, including: “Every time I see his films, it’s an all-new experience.”
He concluded by saying: “I thank you. I thank Satyajit Ray and the Indian film industry. I am sorry I am unable to be there in person and I really thank you from the bottom of my heart for this honour. I was (in Goa) in 1996. I’d love to go back.”
It was solely this 12 months that IFFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award has been named after Satyajit Ray.