23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

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
Lakha is a man trapped in a quandary: coming from a family of bird catchers, he captures birds selling them off to the local dealer, but at the same time questions the morality of his profession and wishes to set the birds free. Meanwhile his wife, tired with Lakha’s indecision and what she perceives as his lack of ambition, starts an affair with another man. In one of his most poetic films, Dasgupta parallels his hero to a restless, uncompromising artist who fails to keep in line with the material demands of those around him. Shelter of the Wings was nominated for the Golden Bear in the 1994 Berlin Film Festival.

Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Screenwriter: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Cinematography: Soumendu Roy
Editing: Ujjal Nandi
Music: Biswadeb Dasgupta
Principal Cast: Rajit Kapoor, Laboni Sarkar, Sadhu Mehar

India, Color
Bengali, 91΄
35mm