Suman Ghosh’s Bengali Film ‘Kadambari’ had won two awards for the Best Film and the Best Actress, Performed by Konkona Sen Sharma and, similarly Chaitanya Tamhane had won Best Director for the film ‘Court’ at the Washington South Asian Film Festival.
‘Kadambari’ says, a heartbreaking story of Kadambari Devi , sister-in law of Rabindranath Tagore, enters the Tagore house as a bride of Jyotindranath’s wife at the age of nine and eventually she committed to suicide due to some personal reasons.
The filmmaker Suman Ghosh, was born in Bengal, he started his film career in 2008 through the feature film “Footsteps” starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Nandita Das. Thereafter, he made 4 feature films -“Dwando,” “Nobel Thief,” Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights” and “Peace Heaven” was once selected on the international film festivals including BUSAN IFF, Green Film Festival (Seoul), ReelWorld Film festival in Toronto and Freiburger Film Forum (Germany). His latest film “Peace Heaven” line up for World Premiere at the Busan international Film festival on the second of October.
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Debut film ‘Court’ is one of the best Indian indie-films of this year. It already won BEST FILM awards from the acclaimed film festivals including Venice International Film Festival, Minsk Film Festival Listapad, Singapore International Film Festival, 62nd National Film Awards (India) and Mumbai International Film festival. ‘Court’ is also selected for this year’s Oscar entry from India. (See Here For More Information)
Excluding the above two, a number of other films such as Aparna Sen’s Saari Raat , Rituparno Ghosh’s chitrangda , Anant Mahadevan’s rough-book and Nitin Adsul’s partu was also selected for premiering to this Year’s Washington South Asian Film Festival.