2008. India. Buddhadeb Dasgupta. 107 min.
Saturday, June 13, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
2008. India. Written and directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta. With Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sameera Reddy, Amitav Bhattacharya. Internationally acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Dasgupta, whose Memories of the Mist was a highlight of the MoMA exhibition India Now in 2007, returns with a slyly ironic and poignant study of urban anxiety, repressed desire, and voyeurism. In this masterfully told drama, filled with elements of magic realism, a naïve young man relocates from his small village to the teeming, cosmopolitan city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), where he moves in with the only person he knows, a similarly innocent young man who installs surveillance cameras for a living. When they begin spying on a beautiful young dancer who moves in next door (played by popular Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy), their lives change in unsettling ways. In Bengali; English subtitles. 107 min.