Athens International Film Festival

Chased by Dreams - Swapner Din

Buddhadeb Dasgupta
3, Kankulia Road
1st Floor
Kolkata - 700029
India.
Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088
e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in
A government employee who travels the Indian countryside falls in love with the leading lady of the educational films he’s showing and dreams of meeting her one day. His driver dreams of getting a fake passport to leave the country in search of a better life. A pregnant Muslim woman from Bangladesh dreams of going back to her country to have her child. Three different people will see their lives intersecting and their dreams colliding dangerously with reality. Buddhadeb Dasgupta breathes some magic realism into reality and delivers a lyrical and uplifting road movie made with exemplary film economy. Shot almost exclusively with natural lighting, Chased by Dreams was screened in the Toronto Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Screenwriter: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Cinematography: Venu
Editing: Rabiranjan Maitra
Music: Biswadeb Dasgupta
Principal Cast: Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rimi Sen, Raima Sen, Rajesh Sharma

India, Color
Hindu, 89΄
Format: 35mm


    Publication date: 2007-09-10 23:50:31

    Director in Focus: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

    Director in Focus: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

    Filmography 2007 The Voyeurs (Ami, Yasin Arr Amar Madhubala) 2005 Memories in the Mist (Kaalpurush) 2004 Chased by Dreams (Swapner Din) 2002 A Tale of a Naughty Girl (Mondo Meyer Upakhyan) 2000 The Wrestlers (Uttara) 1996 Red Door (Lal Darja) 1993 Shelter of the Wings (Charachar) 1992 Their Story (Tahader Katha) 1989 The Tiger Man (Bagh Bahadur) 1988 The Return (Phera) 1984 Blind Alley (Andhi Gali) 1982 Seasons Memoir (Seet Grismer Smriti) 1981 Crossroads (Grihajuddha) 1979 Bitter Morsel (Neem Annapurna) 1978 Distance (Duratwa)

    The Tiger Man - Bagh Bahadur

    The Tiger Man - Bagh Bahadur

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in

    Shelter of the Wings - Charachar

    Shelter of the Wings - Charachar

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in

    The Wrestlers - Uttara

    The Wrestlers - Uttara

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in

    A Tale of a Naughty Girl - Mondo Meyer Upakhyan

    A Tale of a Naughty Girl - Mondo Meyer Upakhyan

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in