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Chittagong, Rat Race and Calcutta Taxi winners at Florence Indian Fest 2013

By NewsDesk • Published on December 14, 2012
chittagongMiriam Chandy Menacherry’s The Rat Race won the award for best documentary, Vikram Dasgupta’s Calcutta Taxi was awarded the best short and Bedabrata Pain’s feature Chittagong bagged two awards- The Jury Award and the Piaggio Foundation Award at the 12th River to River Indian Film Festival in Florence, Italy.

The Rat Race is based on the night lives of Mumbai municipal corporation’s rat killing department. The film was screened at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival.

Debutant Vikram Dasgupta’s Calcutta Taxi, a Canada – India co-production, is set in the backdrop of the political crisis of Calcutta. The film revolves around three lives that coincide and affect each other in a way that each one gains and loses something. The film will compete in the 35th International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand.

Bedabrata Pain’s Chittagong that won two awards, is set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India. Chittagong is a true story of a 14-year-old boy, Jhunku, and of his journey to find where he belongs. The film opened the 12th New York Film Festival and the 10th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

The 12th edition of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival concluded yesterday in Florence and the Rome edition will run from 14th to 16th December, 2012.

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