The Name of A River (Ekti Nadir Naam)
Shibu Prasad Mukhopadhyay, Shami Kaiser, Supriya Choudhury, Abhanish Bandopadhyay
Please note that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the screening time for this film has changed from those given in the EIFF Brochure. The Name of A River will now show at 19:30 on Thursday 18 June.
A young couple meet and wander through the forests of Bengal. They hear folk music, take boat rides, encounter a theatre group and a disused airstrip - and slowly we realise that their journeys are a homage to Ritwik Ghatak, who Anup Singh never met, but whose passionate, modernist melodramas he admires. The Name of a River is sensually lovely in its own right; but for those familiar with Ghatak’s movies, it sings.
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