Aditya Vikram Sengupta made an impressive debut with his feature film, Asha Jaoor Majhe(Labour Of Love). And here’s some news about his next film titled Memories and my Mother.
The project have been selected for this year’s edition of Cannes Cinefondation. For L’Atelier’s 12th edition, 15 projects from 14 countries have been selected, from the new director to the well-known filmmaker.
The film is an Indo-French-German co-production which is currently in development and pre-production. It has been produced by For Films, which includes producers Jonaki Bhattacharya and Vikram Mohinta, and French producer Catherine Catherine Dussart who had produced Gurvinder Singh’s The Fourth Direction.
In an interview to HT, he had given more details about the film during Film Bazaar selection. And here we quote…
As Sengupta says in the course of a conversation the other day, his new film will be an “emotional response” to a city — Kolkata — where he grew up. The work is all about an ageing metropolis, where his story unfolds, a story that has been inspired by true events. Kolkata with its teeming millions and confusion confounded will present a study in contrast. Sengupta’s protagonist will be Manu, who lives in a crumbling old mansion, his ancestral home, and one night he gets on to the top of it to meet his deceased relatives. As the helmer quips, he plans to paint a picture where tradition and modernism will mix and mingle to create “magic realism”.
The Cinefondation’s Atelier hosts its 12th edition this year and will invite to the Festival de Cannes 16 directors whose projects have been considered particularly promising. Together with their producers, they will be able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.
The Cinefondation’s Atelier has been created in 2005 to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of 171 projects accompanied, 126 have been released in the theaters and 18 are currently in pre-production.