Tuesday, December 10 2019

November 24, 2019

Short films generate longer discussion at 50th IFFI

Directors of two Non Feature films at the 50th International Film Festival of India met the press in Panaji today. Director of A Thankless Job Vicky Barmecha, Director of Bohubritta, Utpal Dutta and its Producer Swapna Datta participated in the media conference.

Sharing the theme of his short film, Shri Vicky Barmecha said that his film is following the journey of a teacher who despite his hard work and sincerity isn’t really appreciated. The teacher tries to do so much for the kids’ future and experiment in his teaching. But people around him is trying to pull him down, he said.

Replying to questions, the Director said that the duration of a film depends on the story to tell, the budget and the producer.

Explaining the genesis of his movie, Shri Utpal Dutta said that his film is the picturisation of a poem written by Swapna Dutta. Usually, prose is used for making films. But I took a poem and the images associated with it and tried to change the narrative. All the images in the film speaks like a metaphor, he elaborated.

Complementing upon her director, Swapna Dutta said that it was a tough job bringing out the visuals in her mind to a narration. As I am not related to film field, it was Utpal who brought out the images from me, she added.