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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Chatrak

Fortnight 2011, Feature film, 1h30

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

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.

Paoli Dam
Sudip Mukherjee
Sumeet Thakur
Tómas Lemarquis

Screenplay
Vimukthi Jayasundara

Image
Channa Deshapriya

Sound
Dana Farzanehpour, Franck Desmoulins, Roman Dymny

Editing
Julie Béziau

Music
Roman Dymny

Set decoration
Arup Ghosh

Production

Vandana Trading Company
40/3, Strand Road, 2nd Floor
700001 Kolkata – Inde
Tél : +91 33 2210 5536
Fax : +91 33 2243 3852
vinod.lahoti7@gmail.com

Co-production

Les Films de l’étranger (France)
Wallpaper Productions (France)
Bear Called Dog (France)

 

Ventes internationales / World Sales

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Fax : +43 1 524 93 10 20
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