Once Upon A Time in Calcutta (2021)


Feature Narrative Competition, India, France, Norway, Bengali - 135 min


About the Film

After the loss of her daughter, Ela not only loses her identity as a mother, but also the only reason to be with her husband. When she’s refused a home loan by the bank, her boss, an owner of a massive Ponzi scheme, makes her an offer she struggles to accept. The film competed in the Orizzonti section of the 2021 Venice Film Festival. 

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Aditya Vikram Sengupta

Aditya Vikram Sengupta was born in India. His interests meandered towards performing arts. He trained in western classical music, animation and film, and was an active dramatist. Premiering at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, Sengupta’s Labour of Love was featured in over 70 film festivals and won 13 international awards. It won the Golden Lotus for Best Debut Film at the 2015 National Film Awards. His feature Jonaki premiered at the 2018 International Film Festival of Rotterdam. An Indian-French-Norwegian co-production, Once Upon A Time in Calcutta received support from Cannes' Cinefondation’s Atelier, NFDC Film Bazaar, and CNC. Aditya is developing his new project, Birthmark.


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