Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Five No Budget Films 1: The Sand Book

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)
Bangla, 2010, 20 min

Cast: Kamal Kumar Roy, Abhishek Bhattacharyya, Arupratan Ghosh, Sumit De.
Director of Arts: Sripanra
Sound, Camera and Editing: Anamitra Roy
Production managers: Pratik Mondal and Ananda Dass
Screenplay and direction: Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Trailer of The Sand Book

Production Stills

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