Amit DuttaStill: Blueprint of a Pleasure Machine
Amit DUTTA (1977, India) was educated in film and television at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in 2004, and is now regarded as one of the most successful experimental filmmakers from his country. Dutta has made more than 40 films and published six books. His works range from literary adaptations, fiction, documentation, video-diary and animation, often blurring genres in an attempt to engage directly with the subjects. He has won various awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize for his short film To Be Continued (2007) in Oberhausen and the Jury's Special Mention Prize for his first feature film, The Man's Woman and Other Stories (2009), in Venice. His project The Invisible One was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund (Rotterdam).
(selection) Kramasha/To Be Continued (2007, short), Aadmi ki aurat aur anya kahaniya/The Man's Woman and Other Stories (2009), Nainsukh (2010), Sonchidi/The Golden Bird (2011, short), Museum of Imagination (2012, short), Saatvin sair/The Seventh Walk (2013), Gitagovinda (2014, short), Chitrashala/House of Paintings (2015, short), Lal bhi udhaas ho sakta hai/Even Red Can Be Sad (2015, mid-length), Purna/Apurna/Finished/Unfinished (2015), Scenes from a Sketchbook (2016, short), Notes on Guler (2019, mid-length), Wittgenstein Plays Chess with Marcel Duchamp, or How Not to Do Philosophy (2020, short), Sukh yantr ka ruphala khaaka/Blueprint of a Pleasure Machine (2023, short)
More info: Wikipedia, Amit Dutta
Amit Dutta at IFFR
The Golden Bird
Museum of Imagination
The Seventh Walk
Blueprint of a Pleasure Machine
A metaphysical Indian movie mystery animated with elements found in a museum's film paraphernalia collection.