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LET THE WIND BLOW (Hava Aney Dey)

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LET THE WIND BLOW (Hava Aney Dey)

Director: Partho Sen-Gupta
India   |   2004   |   93 minutes
Hindi and English, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopisis At the height of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan, Arjun and his best friend, Chabia, weigh their options for the future against the reality of life on the streets of Mumbai. Enticed by the promise of wealth and opportunity in the Persian Gulf, Chabia is eager to leave his job as a mechanic. But for Arjun, who must finish college and care for his mother, the decision is not so easy in director Partho Sen-Gupta's gritty, apocalyptic interpretation of Krishna's counsel to Arjuna, from the Bhagavad Gita.

About the Director Partho Sen-Gupta was born in Bombay, India in 1965. He started his career as an art department apprentice in the studios of ‘Bollywood’ in 1982. He is an award-winning production designer and art director, and has worked on numerous Indian and foreign films, television programs and theater productions. In 1993, he was awarded a scholarship to study film direction at La FEMIS, in Paris. He has directed several award-winning short films, which have been official selections at film festivals throughout Europe. In 2005, he was invited by the Cinefondation of the Cannes Film Festival to attend the festival as part of a group of promising young filmmakers. Later that year, he directed the documentary, Shakti Timeless, about the Indo-Western fusion group, Shakti, tracing its history from the '70s to the present. Let the Wind Blow is his first feature film.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2008 film series.



CAST

Arjun - Aniket Vishwasrao
Chabia - Nishikant Kamat
Mona - Tannishtha Chatterjee
Salma - Rajshri Thakur

CREW

Director - Partho Sen-Gupta
Writers - Partho Sen-Gupta, Yogesh Vinayak Joshi
Executive Producer - Rakesh Mehra
Producers - Marie-Cécile Destandau, Brij Rathi
Cinematographer - Jean-Marc Ferriere
Editor - Annick Raoul
Sound - Jacques Sans
Music - Eryck Abbecassis
REVIEWS

"A beautiful film, direct and incisive, bravely independent, that sheds light on the various strata of contemporary Indian society." -Edoardo Semmola, l'Unita

"The film’s realism speaks of a growing concern about the quality of life of the vast majority of poor, powerless people in the world who are at the receiving end of a cynical process of globalization, indifferent to their existence as anything other than consumers of it’s commodities." -Andy Mason, Reel Times

"...one of the best examples of digital cinema this year…especially the beautifully shot night scenes when the camera follows Arjun on his nocturnal escapades on his scooter, on the streets of Bombay.” -Sancho-Asia.com

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2004
Special Mention, HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BBC Audience Award for Best Feature Film, COMMONWEALTH FILM FESTIVAL
Best Film Award, DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL OF 3 CONTINENTS
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RIVER TO RIVER FLORENCE INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
TOKYO FILMEX
CAPE TOWN WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL
SEOUL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

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