Ask a filmmaker: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Put your questions to award-winning filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan.


Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Credit: Joji Alphonse

Only two filmmakers from India have won the BFI’s Sutherland Trophy for most original and imaginative film – Satyajit Ray and Adoor Gopalakrishnan. We’re lucky enough to welcome Adoor to BFI Southbank as part of the London Indian Film Festival, and to put him in our online Ask an Expert seat, where you ask the questions. Adoor has won the International Film Critics Prize six times, and in 2002 the Smithsonian Institution honoured him with a complete retrospective of his work.

Adoor pioneered the film society movement in Kerala and formed India’s first film co-operative for production, distribution and exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to ask a living legend of cinema for insights and thoughts.

Submitting your questions

Twitter: Tweet us @BFI including the tag #askanexpert
Facebook: Leave a comment on our Facebook page prefixing it with ‘Question for Adoor’
Email: with ‘Question for Adoor’ in the subject line
Deadline for questions: 3pm GMT Wednesday 17 July 2013

How it works

Soon after the submission deadline, Adoor will answer as many of your questions as possible on camera. A video response will make its way onto our YouTube channel and we’ll spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.

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