Once Upon a Time in Calcutta
+ Q&A with director Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Inspired by true events, this film follows a bereaved mother’s search for a new identity in a rapidly changing city.
Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Sreelekha Mitra, Shayak Roy, Bratya Basu
India-France-Norway 2021. 131min
Bengali with English subtitles
World premiered at Venice, Sengupta’s gorgeously shot film follows the story of Ela (Mitra), a failed actress who has recently lost her daughter – who was the only reason for Ela to stay with her husband. Despite various setbacks, Ela doesn’t lose hope and sets out to find love and independence in the booming streets of Calcutta.