ADITYA VIKRAM SENGUPTA
India, France, Norway, 2021
133 minutes, Color
Aditya Vikram Sengupta presents the irresolvable contradictions of modern life with clarity and invention, depicting a society in constant flux. The memory of Bengali poet, social reformer, and presiding artistic spirit Rabindranath Tagore looms over Sengupta's sprawling yet intimate drama of contemporary urban life, an intricately constructed mosaic of people dealing with loss, economic disparity, industrial growth, and questions of basic human morality. Working with consummate Turkish cinematographer Gökhan Tiryaki (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), Sengupta brings an elegant compositional aesthetic to his story of a grieving mother and former actress (the magnetic Sreelekha Mitra, in a richly inhabited performance) whose attempts at overcoming tragedy and moving on are consistently complicated by the needs of others in her orbit.—Film at Lincoln Center
In Bengali and English with English subtitles
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