Naman Ramachandran Indian filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta is back on the Lido with his third feature “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta,” which screens in the Horizons strand.
His debut, “Labour of Love” (2014) bowed at Venice Days where it won the Fedeora Award for best director of a debut film. Inspired by true events, the film follows the life of a bereaved mother and an estranged wife trying to desperately find a new identity, love and independence.
But she soon realizes that she is not the only scavenger in the city formerly known as Calcutta, now called Kolkata, which is brimming with hunger.
The film explores the interconnected lives of people struggling to live in a city that is experiencing the aftermath of a communist regime. “For.Read more on variety.com