Chatrak

Vimukthi Jayasundara
 

Synopsis

In a forest, near a border, a young Bengali and a European soldier attempt to get the better of one another. In Calcutta, Rahul, an architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, begins a huge construction site. He is reunited with his girlfriend, Paoli, who has long awaited his homecoming, living alone far from her family. Both set out to find Rahul’s brother, who is said to have gone mad and who lives in the forest and sleeps in thee trees.

Vimukthi Jayasundara returns to Cannes with a contemporary, politically engaged film. The tone is clearly presented in the first few scenes, in the film that takes the shape of a kind of hallucinatory journey. A border that is guarded by a single soldier. An architecte who hurls himself from the top of his concrete tower. Absurdity is a part of life, with or without mushrooms.

Benjami Mirguet, sélection commitee

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2011

Full-length film, 1h30
 

Director

 
 

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Born in Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) in 1977, Vimukthi Jayasundara studied at the Film and Television Institute of India (F.T.T.I.) from 1998 to 2001. He was a student at the Fresnoy national studio of contemporary arts, then resident of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.

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Other infos

Screenplay

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Language

bengali

Image

Channa Deshapriya

Sound

Dana Farzanehpour, Franck Desmoulins, Roman Dymny

Set decoration

Arup Ghosh

Editing

Julie Béziau

Music

Roman Dymny

Professional infos

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