It is the one movie from India to have its world premiere on the prestigious movie competition, to be held from September 1 to 11
National award-winning filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s third Bengali function movie “Once Upon A Time in Calcutta” has been chosen within the Orizzonti (Horizons) part of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
It is the one movie from India to have its world premiere on the prestigious movie competition, to be held from September 1 to 11. This 12 months’s line-up of the competition was unveiled by creative director Alberto Barbera and Roberto Cicutto, president of La Biennale di Venezia on Monday.
Sengupta’s debut movie “Labour of Love” received the FEDEORA award for the very best debut on the competition’s Venice Days part in 2014, whereas his second movie, “Jonaki” premiered on the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018. “Labour of Love” additionally received the National Film Award for the very best first movie of a director.
Inspired by true occasions, the movie is the director’s homage to Calcutta and follows the lifetime of a bereaved mom desperately looking for a brand new id, love and independence, however quickly realizes that she shouldn’t be the one scavenger in a metropolis brimming with starvation.
“Venice is a dream festival for any filmmaker and we are extremely grateful and excited to be back with a Bengali film about the city, especially on the 100 birth centenary of Satyajit Ray,” Sengupta mentioned in an announcement.
He calls the movie a fruits of non-public emotions and feelings for town and its folks, particularly because it tries to catch as much as the quickly altering world.
“Leveraging actual characters and precise occasions, the movie is my effort to chip away the varied layers of the beforehand communist metropolis to disclose a human situation that’s tragic and but filled with hope and pleasure.
“The film highlights the aspirations and struggles of people gasping for breath in an ever-expanding metropolis. For the viewer, I have tried to create a real glimpse into the murky waters of Calcutta, with colourful characters, all trying very hard to find a corner of their own without drowning,” he mentioned describing the movie.
Along with display veterans resembling Sreelekha Mitra and Bratya Basu, the movie options an ensemble solid in Satrajit Sarkar, Arindam Ghosh, Reetika Nondine Shimu and Anirban Chakrabarti together with younger debutant Shayak Roy.
A solid of non-professional actors, together with Sengupta’s personal father, Tridib Sengupta, have additionally featured in important roles.
The movie is shot by Palm d’Or winner, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s cinematographer, Gokhan Tiryaki, and music consists by Dutch composer, Minco Eggersman.
Presented by Wishberry Films and produced by For Films in affiliation with Catherine Dussart Productions (France) and DUOFilm AS (Norway), the movie is supported by Cannes L’Atleier, NFDC Film Bazaar, Sorfond and CNC cinema du monde.
“Once Upon A Time in Calcutta” will compete with 18 different movies together with “Pilgrims”, “Amira”, “Atlantide”, “The Falls”, “A Plein Temps”, “107 Mothers”, “White Building” and “True Things”.
Last 12 months, director Chaitanya Tamhane’s “The Disciple” was chosen in the principle competitors of the Venice International Film Festival whereas Ivan Ayr-directed “Meel Patthar” (Milestone), bowed within the Horizons phase, a global competitors devoted to movies representing new aesthetic and expressive traits in world cinema.