Previous Works

Labour Of Love (Asha Jaoar Majhe)

Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, LABOUR OF LOVE is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession. They are married to a cycle of work and domestic routine, and long stretches of waiting in the silence of an empty house. They share each other’s solitude in pursuit of a distant dream that visits them briefly every morning. Incorporating poignant political undertones, director Aditya Vikram Sengupta creates a stylistically beautiful film that depicts the challenges of sustaining love in a fast transitioning world via a simultaneous sensation of breathlessness and space.

The debut feature of artist Aditya Vikram Sengupta, LABOUR OF LOVE had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2014, Giornate Degli Autori, where the film won the European Critics’ FEDEORA Prize for Best Debut Film. Since then, LABOUR OF LOVE has featured at over 70 international film festivals including Rotterdam, Busan, London, Tallinn, Munich, Marrakech, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and IFFLA and has won 13 awards internationally. The film was also feted with 2 awards at the National Film Awards 2015 including the prestigious Golden Lotus for Best Debut Film. It was released theatrically in 5 cities in India where it stayed in theatres for 7 weeks. LABOUR OF LOVE also secured releases in over 10 international territories.

The respected British film critic and historian Derek Malcolm hailed LABOUR OF LOVE as a “new and original voice in Indian independent cinema”.

Cast & Crew Credits: IMDb

Upcoming Works

Memories And My Mother

In the rapidly changing city of Calcutta, Manu tries to hold on to his ancestral house while his cousins Bhaskar and Dolly are at the centre of the city’s shift. A cathartic moment leads to their unravelling. Based on real events, the film is an absurd fairy tale that explores the confusions of a degenerating city.

“Memories And My Mother”, is still under development and will be an international co-production. The project is the first ever Bengali language feature to be a part of Cinefondations’ L’Atelier at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, it was also a part of the NFDC’s co production market at the Film Bazaar in 2015. MAMM has received funding from France’s CNC (Cinema du Monde) and has Catherine Dussart Productions, France and Barentsfilm, Norway on board as co producers. The project is seeking additional funding from Indian or International producers and funds.

Memories And My Mother