24th Athens International Film Festival

Shelter of the Wings - Charachar

Buddhadeb Dasgupta
3, Kankulia Road
1st Floor
Kolkata - 700029
India.
Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088
e-mail: [email protected]
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

      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: [email protected]

      The Wrestlers - Uttara

      The Wrestlers - Uttara

      Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: [email protected]

      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: [email protected]

      Chased by Dreams - Swapner Din

      Chased by Dreams - Swapner Din

      Buddhadeb Dasgupta 3, Kankulia Road 1st Floor Kolkata - 700029 India. Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088 e-mail: [email protected]