Carnival

  • 61'
  • India
  • 2012
Babu returns from abroad to his home city of Kolkata due to the demise of his mother. He gets caught up in a whirl of colours, lights, crowds, music, sacrifices and ritualistic spectacles that evoke hidden emotions within him. He deals with his memories while roaming around and rediscovering his home city.
The Hindu autumn festival of Durga Puja has a special meaning for Bengali people, and the film is beautifully suffused with the spirit of this auspicious event. Stop-motion, moving pictures, saturated photography, a very free camera style and an intriguing sound design create the inner emotional space of Babu, who after losing his mother spends most of the time with his old father.
Carnival, a world premiere, is Madhuja Mukherjee's first feature film. An upcoming Indian talent who has previously done some interesting shorts and video installations.

Director
Madhuja Mukherjee
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
India
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
61'
Medium
DV cam PAL
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Avik Mukhopadhyay
Production Company
Imaginary Line
Sales
Imaginary Line
Screenplay
Madhuja Mukherjee
Cinematography
Avik Mukhopadhayay
Editor
Avik Mukhopadhayay
Production Design
Madhuja Mukherjee
Sound Design
Prabuddha Banerjee
Music
Prabuddha Banerjee, Prabuddha Banerjee
Cast
Dhritiman Chaterji, Shayan Munshi