Fri 1 Jul

Once Upon a Time Calcutta

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Blue Orchid Hotels London Indian Film Festival

131 mins

in Bengali with EN subtitles

IND/FRA/ NOR | 2021 | dir. Aditya Vikram Sengupta, with Sreelekha Mitra, Shayak Roy, Bratya Basu

Premiering at Venice Film Festival to universal acclaim, director Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s gorgeously shot latest film follows Ela, a failed actor in an unhappy marriage, mourning the loss of her daughter. She suffers another setback when her home loan is refused by the bank, forcing her to enter into a precarious financial agreement with her boss, who operates a massive Ponzi scheme. Anchored by a beautifully nuanced performance from Sreelekha Mitra, the film is a culmination of the director’s personal feelings and emotions towards Calcutta, during a period when the city is catching up to the rapidly changing world.

Fri 1 July 8pm

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