Jonaki 2018 Ages 15+

1.00PM Sat 13 Apr 2019 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

While Jonaki, an 80-year-old woman, searches for love in a strange world of decaying memories, her lover, now old and grey, returns to a world she is leaving behind. A beautifully shot meditation on the nature of love, loss and the hereafter. “‘Jonaki’ is firefly in Bengali. Fireflies are magical. They flicker, and between each flicker of light they have moved on. Jonaki is inspired from the life of my grandmother. She grew up in a now nearly extinct class of affluent, aristocratic and anglicised family, the kinds that would attend ball dances and had high-teas. However, her life was marked with pain and suffering. Her father passed away when she was just six. Her mother was authoritarian. Despite being in love with a Christian boy, she was forcefully married at the age of 16, and understandably, my grandfather and she never got along. Chronicles of her life became the subject of my bedtime stories.” Director, Aditya Vikram Sengupta

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, 95 MINUTES, INDIA, BENGALI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ADITYA VIKRAM SENGUPTA / PRODUCERS: SAMIR SARKAR, CATHERINE DUSSART, VIKRAM MOHINTA / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: ADITYA VIKRAM SENGUPTA, MAHENDRA SHETTY / EDITORS: ADITYA VIKRAM SENGUPTA, JONAKI BHATTACHARYA / MUSIC: ALEXANDER ZEKKE / CAST: LOLITA CHATTERJEE, JIM SARBH, RATNABALI BHATTACHARYA / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: MAGIC HOUR FILMS, CATHERINE DUSSART PRODUCTIONS (CDP), FOR FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: THE FESTIVAL AGENCY