The Name of A River (Ekti Nadir Naam)

  • Anup Singh /
  • UK, Bangladesh, India /
  • 2002 /
  • 90 mins

Shibu Prasad Mukhopadhyay, Shami Kaiser, Supriya Choudhury, Abhanish Bandopadhyay / Documentary / Bengali

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.

Watch a video guide through this year's Bengali retrospective with EIFF Programmer Mark Cousins here:

 

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