Kolkata: To promote young talents in Bengali film industry, five new films in the language are being premiered at the ongoing Kolkata International Film Festival.
Introduced for the first time, the 'Bengali Panorama' section consists of five films belonging to different genres. "None of these films have been screened elsewhere. We selected them on the basis of their quality," KIFF director Yadab Mondal told PTI.
Riingo Banerjee's 'The Kite' takes a cue from Khaled Hosseini's famous novel 'The Kite Runner' and weaves a story of a man's search for his childhood friend's son, taken captive by terrorists.
The emotional drama is a story of redemption where a coward emerges as a hero but the backdrop is different from the original novel as it is set on a fictitious place called Ishanpur.
Young independent filmmaker Anindya Chatterjee has used songs and dances of Jhumur, a folk art form of Purulia, to narrate a love story in his film 'Jhumura The Folklore'.
Shot in blu-ray format, Pallab Kirtania's 'Daughter of Clouds' tells the story of a doctor who is serving the underprivileged tribals of rural Bengal.
Sovan Tarafder's 'Selfie' portrays the multi-dimensional relation between a hero and a commoner. Nitish Mukherjee's 'Chaar Adhyay' on the other hand is based on Tagore's novel of the same name.
Altogether, 137 feature films from 60 countries will be screened across 12 venues in the city during the Festival to run till November 17.