RUNANUBANDHA

THE HE WITHOUT HIM

SPECIAL PROGRAM

FOCUS ON BENGALI CINEMA

DIRECTED BY AMARTYA BHATTACHARYYA

109 Minutes | Fiction | DCP, Video File | Colour | o.v. Bengali | sub. English | India, 2019

SCHEDULE

22 NOV | FRI |  10:10 | Studio 4 

SYNOPSIS

Runanubandha is a term used in spirituality which refers to the body’s memory, which comprises of genetic memory and memory of intimate physical connect. It is this memory which is said to bind a parent and a child, a husband and a wife or any other intimate relationships.

The film explores a daughter’s search for her father in the metropolis of Kolkata. The daughter Shatarupa, finds the voice of her father in a young man who comes to her life as a director. The paternal traits draw her towards him, but she finds herself trapped elsewhere between emotional complexities and simplicity.

The film also draws a parallel with the mythological tale of Lord Brahma, the universal father and creator, who was attracted to his own daughter Shatarupa (also known as Saraswati).The film unfolds the mystic journey of a daughter in pursuit of her father.

Runanubandha adalah sebuah kata dalam kerohanian yang merujuk pada ingatan tubuh yang tersusun atas memori genetik dan memori hubungan fisik intim. Sebuah ingatan yang mengikat seorang anak pada orang tuanya, seorang suami pada istrinya atau hubungan yang intim lainnya.

Film ini menceritakan seorang anak perempuan yang mencari ayahnya di Kolkata, sebuah metropolis. Shatarupa, sang anak, mendengar suara ayahnya dalam seorang lelaki muda yang mewujud dalam hidupnya sebagai seorang sutradara. Sifat keayahan dari sosok ini membuat Shatarupa tertarik, namun ia merasa terjebak di dalam kerumitan emosional dan kesederhanaan.

Dalam film ini dapat ditemukan sebuah paralel dengan cerita mitos Dewa Brahma, bapak dari alam semesta dan Sang Pencipta, yang dikisahkan terpukau oleh putrinya sendiri, Shatarupa (atau juga dikenal sebagai Saraswati). Film ini membukakan kisah perjalanan mistis dari seorang anak perempuan dalam pencariannya kepada ayahnya.

 

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DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

Amartya Bhattacharyya

(India, 1987)

 

 

 

2019

RUNANUBANDHA (feature)

– Best Editing, 2019 Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival, Canada

2017

KHYANIKAA (feature)

– Best Editing, 2019 State Award

– Honourable Jury Mention, 2018 Noida International Film Festival

– Official Selection, Indian Panorama Section, 48 th International Film Festival of India 2017

DARJEELING – A CELEBRATION OF SOLITUDE (short)

– Best Director, 2017 Kargil International Film Festival

– Best Short Film, 2017 Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, USA

– Best Cinematography, 2018 Sylhet Film Festival, Bangladesh

2015

BENARAS – THE UNEXPLORED ATTACHMENTS (short)

– Best Cinematography (Non-Feature), 2016 National Award

– Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography & Best Editing, 9th NoHu International Short Film Festival , New Jersey, USA

– Best Film, 7th International Short Tourism Film Festival of Amorgos, Greece

– Best Script, 2016 Sylhet Film Festival, Bangladesh

– Best Film (Travel Documentary), 50th International Tourism Film Festival 2017, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

– Best Film on Tourism, 2017 International Festival of Short Films on Culture and Tourism, Jaipur

HOYTO KOBITAR JONYO (short)

– Best Film, 2015 Moab International Film Festival, USA

2014

CAPITAL I (feature)

2012

NILOYE JOKHON (short)

BOBA MUKHOSH (short)

– Best Director, 2012 White Screen Film Festival

– Best Editor, 2012 Rolling Frames, India 

Production Company

 

Contact:

Amartya Bhattacharyya : amartya.artfilms@rediffmail.com