chatrak - EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH
A FILM BY VIMUKTHI JAYASUNDARA
PAOLI DAM / SUDIP MUKHERJEE / SUMEET THAKUR / TÓMAS LEMARQUIS
IN CHATRAK aka Mushrooms
A VANDANA TRADING COMPANY PRODUCTION, IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH LES FILMS DE L’ÉTRANGER, BEAR CALLED DOG AND WALL PAPER PRODUCTIONS
A FILM PRODUCED BY VINOD LAHOTI, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY VIMUKTHI JAYASUNDARA
International Sales EASTWEST FILMDISTRIBUTION, Cinematographer CHANNA DESHAPRIYA, Sound DANA FARZANEHPOUR, Production Design ARUP GHOSH, Editor JULIE BÉZIAU, Sound Editor FRANCK DESMOULINS
Music & Mix ROMAN DYMNY, Line Producer BAPPADITYA BANDOPADHYAY, Co-producers PHILIPPE AVRIL / MICHEL KLEIN / STÉPHANE LEHEMBRE / YOV MOOR
Rahul, a Bengali architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, returns
to Kolkata to begin a huge construction site. He is reunited with his girlfriend,
Paoli, who had long awaited his homecoming, living alone far from her family.
Together, they try to find Rahul’s brother, who is said to have gone mad, living
in the forest and sleeping in the trees. Despite appearances, the two brothers
might have a lot in common.
n ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Vimukthi Jayasundara was born in 1977 in Ratnapura (Sri Lanka).
After finishing his black-and-white documentary THE LAND OF SILENCE
about the victims of civil war, which participated in several international
film festivals (Marseille, Rotterdam, Berlin), Vimukthi Jayasundara studied
in France at the National Studio for Contemporary Arts - Le Fresnoy. He was
selected in 2003 by the Cinefondation of the Cannes Film Festival to participate in their residency program.
His directorial debut, THE FORSAKEN LAND (Sulanga enu Pinisa), was
awarded the Camera d’Or for the best first feature film at the 58th Cannes
International Film Festival in 2005 (Un Certain Regard). BETWEEN TWO
WORLDS (Ahasin Wetei) - his second feature film - has been officially
selected for the Competition section at the 66th Venice International Film
Festival in 2009 and has been shown in about 100 festivals around the world.
Since 2005, Vimukhti lives between Paris and Colombo.
“CHATRAK” (aka Mushrooms) is his third feature film.
DIRECTOR & WRITER
PRODUCER VINOD LAHOTI
PHILIPPE AVRIL, MICHEL KLEIN
STÉPHANE LEHEMBRE, YOV MOOR
n TECHNICAL INFORMATION
India/France, 2011, international title “Mushrooms”, Drama, 35mm colour,
90 minutes, HD, Dolby SRD, original language Bengali, available with English or
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