Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Film Once Upon A Time In Calcutta To Premiere At The 78th Venice International Film Festival

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National award-winning filmmaker, Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s third characteristic in Bengali language, Once Upon A Time In Calcutta will have its World Premiere in the 78th Venice International Film Festival to be held from September 1 – 11, 2021. It’s the solely Indian movie in this 12 months’s pageant version and is competing in Orizzonti (horizons), a part devoted to movies representing new aesthetic and expressive tendencies in world cinema.

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Once Upon A Time In Calcutta marks Aditya’s return to Venice International Film Festival after his debut movie, Labour of Love, which premiered in Venice Days part, alongside with movies by veterans such as Kim Ki-duk and Laurent Cantet the place he received the FEDEORA award for Best Debut. His second movie, the artwork home favorite, Jonaki premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.

Inspired by true occasions, Aditya pays homage to Calcutta in his third narrative characteristic, which follows the life of a bereaved mom attempting to desperately discover a new id, love and independence, however quickly realizes that she is not the solely scavenger in a metropolis brimming with starvation.

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Along with display screen veterans such as Sreelekha Mitra and Bratya Basu, the movie options an ensemble forged chosen over two years – Satrajit Sarkar, Arindam Ghosh, Reetika Nondine Shimu and Anirban Chakrabarti alongside with younger debutant Shayak Roy. A forged of non-professional actors, together with Aditya’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 is composed by Dutch composer, Minco Eggersman.

Thrilled about returning to Venice Film Festival, the writer-director-editor Aditya Vikram Sengupta says, “Venice is a dream pageant for any filmmaker and we are extraordinarily grateful and excited to be again with a Bengali movie about the metropolis, particularly on the 100 start centenary of Satyajit Ray”.

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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.

Story first printed: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 18:51 [IST]

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