Documentary on Rituparno selected for New York Indian Film Festival
(Sourced from PTI)
A documentary film by director Sangeeta Datta on the life and works of National Award-winning auteur Rituparno Ghosh has been selected for screening at the New York Indian Film Festival. "Bird of Dusk" features Ghosh's interviews, conversations, and texts from personal narratives in "First Person", published serially in a newspaper's Sunday magazine, Dutta said, adding that she assisted Ghosh in his venture "Chokher Bali".
Ghosh, an avant-garde director of Bengali films, passed away in 2013 at the age of 49, following a cardiac arrest. The 18th edition of New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), presented by the Indo-American Arts Council, has been scheduled between May 7 and 12.
A Bengali film with English sub-titles, "Bird of Dusk" was shot over the course of a year, Dutta said while talking to the media recently during a discussion on the multi-faceted roles of Ghosh - as a filmmaker, music composer-lyricist, adman, and magazine editor. The film will be screened on May 10 at Village East Cinema, New York City.
The 100-minute film comprises views of eminent personalities who had known him or worked with him, including actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Arjun Rampal, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Nandita Das.