Eka (Solo), the directorial debut of Suman Sen, has been chosen in La Fabrique Cinema de l’Institut francais, a tailor-made programme serving to proficient younger administrators from rising nations improve their worldwide publicity, as a part of the Cannes Film Festival. Solo has been chosen alongside 9 different initiatives from around the globe, made by first and second-time function filmmakers.
The Kolkata-set movie, at present within the scripting stage, lays naked the decaying social, financial and cultural circumstances of our society.
Written by Sen, Solo follows Biplab, a 56-year-old long-term diabetic insurance coverage agent whose frustration and hopelessness provides beginning to a mass revolt within the metropolis, which additional provides rise to a robust worldwide motion.
“The movie displays and paperwork the type of time I’m residing in for the final couple of years. A time of hatred, intolerance, violence,” Sen stated in a press release.
“I consider that the rationale our society is failing in the present day comes from the burden of our previous. I see the world by means of my father”s eyes. Their era failed us completely, in each sense. We’ve grow to be intellectually bankrupt, emotionally remoted and politically paralyzed due to their indifference to society, to our nation,” the filmmaker added.
Backed by Arifur Rahman and Bijon of Goopy Bagha Productions from Bangladesh and famend producer Dominique Welinski of DW Productions from France, Solo was a part of NFDC Movie Bazaar’s co-production market in 2019 and was additionally chosen by Torino Movie Lab Subsequent (TFL) in 2020.
The taking pictures is prone to begin in mid-2022 in Kolkata, stated Rahman.
“We’re at present within the technique of auditioning and finalising the forged and crew and are in dialog with a few of the best actors and crews from all the world over,” the producer added.
“Because the first time I met him, I believed that Suman Sen brings a refreshing and new voice to Indian unbiased cinema. I’ve already had the pleasure of experiencing his sensibility and robust political anchoring in a earlier brief movie The Silent Echo and so I’m greater than proud to be a part of this new journey as properly,” added Welinski.
Every year, La Fabrique Cinema, developed by the Institut francais, in partnership with France Medias Monde — RFI, France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya, the Sacem and the Worldwide Organisation of La Fancophonie and with the help of Orange Studio invitations ten administrators engaged on their first or second function movies to attend the Cannes Movie Competition together with their producers.