Two Indian films in competition at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
Two Indian films, Achele (Sister) and Calcutta Taxi will compete in International Competition’ section at the 35th International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand. The festival will run from 1st to 9th February, 2013. 138 Indian films were submitted to the festival out of which these two were selected.
Achele written and directed by Clara Kraft Isono, is a UK-India-England co-production based on two sisters in the remote area of Ladakh who struggle with their imminent separation.
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 is written, directed, produced and edited by Dasgupta.
India will be the guest of honour with a special focus. The winning short films from Clermont-Ferrand are being screened in Kolkata, Chennai and Pune in September.