Sakhisona

ASIAN PERSPECTIVE

Director: Prantik Basu

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: 2016

Country: India

Category: Hybrid

SCREENING


FRI, 30 NOV 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA B / 13:00

SAT, 1 DEC 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO B / 10:00

SYNOPSIS


Near Mogulmari in West Bengal (India) lies a mound known locally as Sakhisona. The stories about it are still sung by local musicians. A dig nearby recently uncovered the remains of a monastery as well as some objects dating back to the 6th-century. The film shows the objects unearthed and re-enacts the folklore in fragments.

Di dekat Mogulmari, Bengal Barat (India) terdapat sebuah anak bukit bernama Sakhisona. Cerita-cerita tentang bukit tersebut masih dinyanyikan oleh para musisi local sampai sekarang. Penggalian yang dilakukan di dekat tempat itu mengungkap adanya sebuah biara dan barang-barang peninggalan abad ke-6. Film ini menunjukkan barang-barang galian tersebut dan menghidupkan kembali cerita rakyat dalam beberapa episode.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Prantik Basu

Prantik Basu (born in 1986, Calcutta) studied film direction and screenplay writing at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, and holds a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. Prantik has been making short films and experimental documentaries since 2007. His latest film, Sakhisona (2016) won the Tiger Award for Short Films at the 46th Rotterdam IFF and has been selected for several festivals worldwide including. His previous works, Wind Castle (2014) and Makara (2013) have participated in various film festivals in competition including Oberhausen, Rome Film Festival, IFF India – Goa, Experimenta-India & Kochi-Muziris Biennale. His student short 1,2 (2011) was awarded the Indian Jury Prize at the Mumbai IFF in 2012.

Prantik Basu (lahir tahun 1986 di Kalkuta) mempelajari penyutradaraan film dan penulisan naskah di Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, dan meraih gelar Sarjana Sastra Inggris dari University of Calcutta. Prantik telah membuat beberapa film pendek dan dokumenter eksperimental sejak 2007. Film terbarunya, Sakhisona (2016), memenangkan Tiger Award for Short Films pada IFF Rotterdam ke-46 dan telah terpilih untuk ditayangkan pada beberapa festival film di seluruh dunia. Karya-karya sebelumnya, Wind Castle (2014) dan Makara (2013) turut berpartisipasi dalam kompetisi di pelbagai festival film termasuk Oberhausen, Rome Film Festival, IFF India – Goa, Experimenta-India & Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Film pendeknya saat menjadi mahasiswa, 1,2 (2011), mendapat penghargaan Indian Jury Prize dalam IFF Mumbai tahun 2012

Contact: 

Prantik Basu

prantik.n.basu@gmail.com