Thursday, May 20, 2010

On BasantoGatha By Arupratan Ghosh

We've just completed the film "BasantoGatha". After releasing the DVD (“Five No Budget Films” ) last January , LFEBF decided to release another DVD comprising of a good number of 10 films as its next project. This film (Basanto Gatha) is made for that DVD ("Dwitio Writu" : Season II), expected to be released by the end of this year.

BasantoGatha (Duration 15 Mnts) was shot during March- April '10, using a Canon Digital Camera (Non SLR). The ephemeral senses of those evenings in Kolkata and suburb surely added gestures of its own kind into the images. The fake blood , dropping down from the heart of the city, slapped me in the last day of shooting.

Nevertheless , we used few lines from “Hawa” (The Wind), a collection of poems By Arup Ghosh, in the film. These are outrageous.

The arrows are much straighter this time! Hope all of us will have a comprehensive viewing of the film.

BASANTOGATHA ( Aka A Spring Tale / Ballad of Spring)

Casting :
Rajkumar Mukhopadhyay, Kanchan Sengupta, Jiniya Chatterjee,Nabendu Bikash Roy, Atanu Singha, Rangeet Mitra, Arup Ghosh

Voice Over :
Taken From "Hawa" (The Wind), a collection of begali poems By Arup Ghosh

Mukesh Gupta

Production Control :
Sukanya Ghosh

Editing :
Anamitra Roy

Photography & Direction :
Arupratan Ghosh

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Curator Needed


Jean-Luc Godard Had No Script ---- Full Movie on Youtube

Finally, I let it go free. JLG Had No Script is now available on Youtube --- free to watch if you only have enough patience to buffer all the 3 parts of the film. Otherwise, just buy it. It's the only film that made an effort to speak on the theoretical basis of making no-budget film in West Bengal. As per ground reportings, there are people still interested about these films released in February but could not get a chance to watch. Well, one must do his parts.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Our DVD is still available to buy or rent on Zinemaya and Filmmaker.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Basonto Gatha - Ballad of the Spring (2010) by Arupratan Ghosh

Starting the post-production on 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, LFEBF season 2 : Film 1 is on its way of completion. Spring - tale / Ballad of the Spring aka Basonto Gatha (2010) is the 4th film by Arupratan Ghosh and the 3rd in collaboration with us. It was Arupratan who named this collaborative of independent filmmakers during the post-production of his 2nd film Mrito Kanchan-er Lobh-e in 2009.
The film approaches like a digital poetry, a non-linear representation with a voiceover made out of the poems from 'Hawa' (The Wind), an anthology of poems by Arup Ghosh.

Trailer uploaded: