Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) Scottish actor-director Brian Cox says he is a great fan of India's legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray and that "Pather Panchali" is his favourite film.
"I am an admirer of films made by Satyajit Ray, specially 'Pather Panchali'. I have been to India in the mid-1980s," Cox told mediapersons here.
He is here for the screening of a selection of films from his country that began Monday. He has chosen nine Scotish films which will be screened at the Nandan film complex. Out of them, two star Cox himself and one is his directorial venture called "Jute Journey".
"It was very difficult to choose the nine films. It as as if I was choosing between my children," he said.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" has also been included in the bouquet.
Cox is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company where he gained great recognition for the portrayal of King Lear. He also played King Agamemnon in Hollywood movie "Troy".
British Council and Nandan is hosting the four-day film fest as part of a cultural cooperation between India and the United Kingdom.