Jonaki, an eighty-year-old woman, finds herself in a decaying world of nostalgia. She relives moments of her life with a strangeness that churns up feelings buried deep in her soul. Her memories surface in dream-like modes in which the line between real and surreal blurs. The echoing space of this fascinating meditative journey gently and carefully confronts us with a possible moment of transition between life and death.

The cinematic form of a beautiful, esoteric trance with meticulously created painterly images suggests a temporal and spatial void inhabited by a less immediate kind of time. The Bengali director (also a painter, animator and film author), whose remarkable debut Labour of Love was screened at IFFR in 2015, daringly and successfully digs deeper in search of an exciting personal cinematic language. 


Filmmaker
Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Premiere
World premiere
Country
India, France, Singapore
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
95’
Language
Bengali
Producer
Samir Sarkar, Catherine Dussart, Vikram Mohinta
Production Company
Magic Hour Films, Catherine Dussart Productions (CDP), For Films
Sales
Magic Hour Films
Writer
Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Cinematography
Aditya Vikram Sengupta, Mahendra Shetty
Editor
Aditya Vikram Sengupta, Jonaki Bhattacharya
Production Design
Jonaki Bhattacharya
Sound Design
Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Music
Alexander Zekke
Cast
Lolita Chatterjee, Jim Sarbh, Ratnabali Bhattacharya