24th Athens International Film Festival

The Wrestlers - Uttara

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

      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]

      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: [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]