23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

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