Vanishing Point, Gangs of Wasseypur set for Irish premiere
Abhijit Mazumdar’s short film Vanishing Point will have its Irish premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on February 22.
Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur I and II will also screen at the festival on February 16 and 17, respectively. All three films will be screened under the Spectrum section of the festival (February 14-24, 2013).
Vanishing Point trails “two filmmaker’s journey into the Indian wilderness scouting for a location, specifically for a bus stop with a specific look. Aurko, a writer and director, is perpetually high, a way of working that doesn’t sit well with Sachin, his cinematographer. As the road trip progresses, Sachin becomes more and more irritated by Aurko’s smoking. While this is happening, Aurko is convinced he can see the ghost of an old man at different places along their journey, an eccentricity too far for Sachin,” reads the film’s synopsis on the festival website.
The 40 minute-film has also been selected to compete at the Glasgow Short Film Festival in February 2013, while Gangs of Wasseypur will screen at annual Glasgow Film Festival.
Started in 2003, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is a premier feature film festival of Ireland, screening over 120 films each year.