No Budget Film Making Movement of Kolkata, LFEBF
We are a self-composed group of independent artists. We believe that we can give vent to our creativity and experiment with the cinematic art-form without seeking help from any producer or financier.We are now looking forward to establish a platform for independent no-budget film makers from Bengal and to promote the alternative thoughts on and about Bengali films.
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The latest venture of our group is the 5 no-budget short films produced in 2009-10. We opted for a direct to DVD release in the last Kolkata Book Fair.
The DVD contains 5 short films ( total duration 99 minutes).
The Sandbook (AKA Boita: Jibito o Hotyakari) is improvised from a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. The story moves with the landing of an amazing book in the hand of a scholer, who tries to understand "the internal ties in events occuring" in and around the book in order to go through it.From Borges' story, however, only the concept of the book was borrowed. Then the film takes its own course, as ideas from Franz Kafka, Stiphen Hawking, the Upanishads and Mao also enter the scene. Reference from another Borges story also comes in.What is the Sandbook after all? What are its charectaristics? Watch out to get get the answers.
The Sandbook (AKA Boi-Ta: Jeebito O Hatyakaree)Bengali, 2010, 17 min
Cast: Kamal Kumar Roy, Abhishek Bhattacharyya, Arupratan Ghosh, Sumit De.Director of Arts: SripanraSound, Camera and Editing: Anamitra RoyProduction managers: Pratik Mondal and Ananda DassScreenplay and direction: Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
A Mimetic Approach Towards Cinema
The film is not a film at all, but merely a theatrical dress rehearsal captured on a miniDV. The title of the film is exploitative. This is not a spoof on Godard, even characters from Glauber Rocha invades the scene.
The basic concept of the film is to stage the way the colonized mind mimics the aesthetical value of European Art Cinema. The concept of 'Cinema' is being killed in the film where the director himself plays the character of Godard ( with lots of quotations from JLG's interviews) wearing a heavy make-up on his face while his hands reveal the original colour of his native skin.
He speaks to a critic on the very film being shot and introduces his five characters one by one. The dubbed soundtrack specifies the hierarchical altitude of the two of them.
The film unfolds by picking up threads and glimpses from various planes of reality and arranging them around a table.
Let the rest remain untold for the viewing. . . .
Jean-Luc Godard Had No Script
Bangla, 2010, 23 min
Cast : Anamitra Roy, Sumit Dey, Kamal Kumar Roy, Abhishek Bhattacharya, Sangbit Samaddar, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Arupratan Ghosh, Yovik
Concept Development, Camera, Godard's make-up : Sriparna
Assistant Director : Sumit Dey
Make-up : Kamal Kumar Roy
Production Control and Management : Kamal Kumar Roy, Pratik Mondal, Mithun Chakraborty, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Written, Directed & Edited by : Anamitra Roy
...Athoba Bhoy-er Golpo (aka ...Or, A Horror Film) is inspired from a short story by Daniil Kharms, a little known Russian poet and short story writer. The film is about the paranoia inherent in the urban mindscape that prohibits oneself from fulfilling his/her desire.
One day, the nameless protagonist of the story comes across a stranger, and that triggers off a series of bizarre incidents in his otherwise event-less existence. He finds a dead body in his flat, he meets a girl who tries to seduce him, he desperately tries to get rid of the dead body... but, at the end, he becomes more confused than ever!
The film examines how power intervenes in our lives, almost imperceptibly, and then starts re-engineering our activities and desires.
...Athoba Bhoy-er Golpo (aka ...Or, A Horror Film)Bengali, 2010, 19 min
Cast: Sankha Subhra Ganguly, Doelpakhi Dashgupta, Kanchan SenguptaCinematography: Arupratan Ghosh, Rajshekhar DasSound and Editing: Anamitra RoyCostume: Pritha ChattopadhyayMake Up: Sriparna DeyProducion Control: Avishek Dashgupta, Pritha ChattopadhyayScreenplay and Direction: Souva Chattopadhyay
A Bengali film of 15 Mnts Duration. The film describes the Primary and the Darker things, that the year 2009 inherits. Hope, you will enjoy!!
Antoraal (aka A Hiding)Bengali, 2010, 15 min
Cast: Manab Sharma, Jiniya Chatterjee, Soumitra Chowdhury, Joydeep DamDialogue: Mukesh GuptaProduction Control: Tata Mukhopadhyay and Sukanya GhoshGraphics: SriparnaCamera: Joydeep BoseSound and Editing: Anamitra RoyStory and Direction: Arupratan Ghosh
Proti Biplob Deerghojibi Hok (aka Long Live (all) the Revolution) is about a young writer’s struggle in the power-craving world of ideology and disbelief. In this short fiction you will find a fake-magician, and you will be haunted by a prolonged and bizarre nightmare. This film is basically a fantasy of telling the (un)truth.
Proti Biplob Deerghojibi Hok (aka Long Live (all) the Revolutions)Bangla, 2010, 22 min
Cast: Yovik, Mainak Pal, Anamitra Roy, Sankha Subhra Ganguly, Shriparna, Subhendu ManniProduction Control: Mainak PalCamera: Debashish AdakSound & Editing: Anamitra RoyMake up: Puja GhoshArt: Subhendu ManniSet: Mainak-AvikStory and Direction: Sankha Subhra Ganguly
The Trailers are available on our youtube channel:http://www.youtube.com/anamitra007#
The DVD is now out and available on internet too. To Buy or Rent go to:http://www.zinemaya.com/zinemaya/movie?movieCode=fivenobudgetfilms
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