TEENKAHON (THREE OBSESSIONS)

Saturday, February 28

ticket5:15 PM
district architecture CENTER
$9 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR

teenkahon (three obsessions)

(India-Bengal/2014/124mins) 
Directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji
East Coast Premiere 

Three stories that revolve around relationships outside the domain of a marriage.

The first story NABALOK The Innocent (time period 1920-1954) is shot in black and white. Written by Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, the film features Kharaj Mukherjee, the eminent director Suman Mukhopadhyay, Biswanath Bose, Manu Mukherjee and introduces Ananya Sen and Barshan Seal. This period film is the story of an 8-year-old boy’s emotional attachment and obsession about a newly married girl of the village. The film opens in Calcutta and then moves to rural Bengal.

The second story POST MORTEM (time period 1978) is a technicolor film. Written by Syed Mustafa Siraj this is set against the backdrop of the devastating floods of 1978. This film features Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Joy Sengupta and for the first time sees the 1978 floods been recreated on screen. Post Mortem is an ambitious single room drama about two men the lover and the husband – of a woman who has ended her life the evening before.

The third story, TELEPHONE (time period 2013) is the modern age digital film. Written by the director Bauddhayan Mukherji, this features Rituparna Sengupta, Ashish Vidyarthi, Dhritiman Chaterji and Sumanta Mukherjee. This Roald Dahl-esque story with a series of twists and turns and looks into the darkness that looms beneath the surface of humanity and how manipulative human relationships have become.

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