BIRD OF DUSK
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (2018)
Konkona Sen Sharma
Bird of Dusk (2018) or Shonder Pakhi is a documentary feature currently on the festival circuit: a fearless, elegant and poetic insight into the career and private life of the late and legendary director Rituparno Ghosh.
Director and collaborator Sangeeta Datta’s film invites reflections by some of Indian cinemas finest actors and filmmakers who recall Ghosh’s impact on their lives including Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Arjun Rampal, Nandita Das and Prasenjit Chatterjee.
These are montaged with Ghosh’s films and his interviews depicting amongst other things an artist’s relationship to their beloved city Kolkata and a personal crusade to find their non-gender specific identity.
An iconic cultural figure from West Bengal who pushed boundaries on sexuality, feminism and freedom of thought.
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