23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

The Wrestlers - Uttara

Buddhadeb Dasgupta
3, Kankulia Road
1st Floor
Kolkata - 700029
India.
Tel: 0091 33 2460 4088
e-mail: bdgg11@yahoo.co.in
The wild Bengali landscape becomes the stage for a tragic love triangle. Nemai and Balaram are old friends, working together in the local railway. They spend their free time practicing their greatest passion ? wrestling. However, Balaram’s marriage to the innocent Uttara drives them apart. At the same time, the arrival of a Hindu fundamentalist group causes an unexpected outbreak of violence in their village. Juxtaposing images of exquisite beauty with surrealist scenes, The Wrestlers is an enigmatic meditation on passion and intolerance that earned Dasgupta the Venice Film Festival Ward for Best Director in 2003.

Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Screenwriter: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Cinematography: Asim Bose
Editing: Rabiranjan Maitra
Music: Biswadeb Dasgupta
Principal Cast: Jaya Seal, Tapas Pal, Shankar Chakraborty

India, Color
Bengali, 99΄
Format: 35mm