New York Indian Film Festival to screen Sangeeta Datta Documentary

Vastavam web: A documentary film by director Sangeeta Datta on the life and works of National Award-winning auteur Rituparno Ghosh has been selected for screening at the New York Indian Film Festival.Ghosh, an avant garde director of Bengali films, passed away in 2013 at the age of 49, following a cardiac arrest.’Bird of Dusk’ features Ghosh’s interviews, conversations and texts from personal narratives in ‘First Person’, published serially in a regional newspaper’s Sunday magazine, Dutta said, adding that she had assisted the filmmaker in his award-winning venture ‘Chokher Bali’.

“The 100-minute film comprises views of eminent personalities who had known him or worked with him, including actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Arjun Rampal, Konkona Sen Sharma and Nandita Das.” The film will be screened on May 10 at Village East Cinema, New York City.Dutta, who has earlier made ‘Life Goes On’ with Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri and Soha Ali Khan, said ‘Bird of Dusk’ charts the journey of a young actor set out to research and study about Ghosh’s life and filmography.Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, who has worked with the renowned filmmaker in nine films, said Ghosh’s contributions have been vital for changing the face of Bengali cinema.