Six Bengali short films to be screened at Cannes

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Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) As many as six Bengali short films will be showcased in the ‘Short Film Corner’ in the 68th edition of the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival beginning on May 13.

The Short Film Corner is dubbed as the essential rendezvous for filmmakers.

Ranging from thrillers, to dramas and projects with a social message, the six films are “Ei Taxi”, “Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo”, “Sita”, “Fruit of Thy Labour”, “One For The Wall” and “Kintsukuroi”.

“Ei Taxi” by Anshuman Chakraborty is a psychological thriller set in Kolkata. It is about a middle-aged stubborn intoxicated taxi driver.

Shantanu Sinha’s debut film “One for The wall” will have its world premiere at the Corner.

According to the Cannes festival website, in this film, two young ladies frequenting a popular coffee shop become curious when they find that people visiting the shop always order something extra which they don’t consume. Later, they discover something that changes the way they look at the people of the city.

Amartya Bhattacharya’s “Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo” is a satire on the present day society where creativity (personified as a woman) is killed every day, either by economic pressures, or by political corruptions. This film will have its world premiere.

“Sita” by Kangkan Deka is a social drama in which Moina, a nine-year-old boy lives with his widowed mother. He is emotionally connected with his goat but his mother has some other plans.

Koustav Bhattachary’s maiden “Kintsukuroi” deals with the Japanese art form, meaning “golden repair” – the research topic for Arya Mukherjee. His quest for a vivid knowledge about Kintsukuroi culminates in a most unexpected way.

Since 2004, short film producers and directors have chosen the Short Film Corner as the place to present their films, meet colleagues and take decisive steps for their future careers.

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