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Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

The Flight

+ Q&A with director Buddhadeb Dasgupta

When a villager discovers a wrecked WWII Japanese warplane and decides to restore it, he gets himself into deep trouble.

Image from The Flight + Q&A with director Buddhadeb Dasgupta

India 2018
Dir Buddhadeb Dasgupta
With Chandan Roy Sanyal, Parno Mittra, Sudipto Chatterjee
82min
Digital
Bengali with English subtitles
Certificate 12A

Legendary Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta, who’s been compared to Guillermo del Toro, introduces perhaps his finest film. An idealistic villager discovers a wrecked WWII Japanese warplane deep in a ghostly forest. His dream has always been to fly, so he sets about secretly repairing it, but as he starts enquiring about an engine, the military find out – and he’s soon considered a national threat.

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