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After world premiere in Moscow, Adieu GODARD set for Indian premiere at KIFF

20 April, 2022 17:43:54
After world premiere in Moscow, Adieu GODARD set for Indian premiere at KIFF

Adieu GODARD, a feature film written and directed by National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya and produced under the banner of Swastik Arthouse, will have its Indian premiere at the prestigious 27th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). This Indo-French venture, featuring Choudhury Bikash Das as the central character, has been exquisitely shot in Odisha, and aims to be a socio-cultural comic tribute to legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard.

Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Sudharsri Madhusmita, Swastik Choudhury, Choudhury Jayaprakash Das, Shankar Basu Mallick, Abhishek Giri, Swetapadma Satpathy and Dr. Banikanta Mishra play important characters in the film. Music for the film has been composed by talented music director Kisaloy Roy and popular rock music icon Rupam Islam, who has rendered his first Odia song for the film. 

Amartya Bhattacharyya

On the premiere, director, writer, cinematographer and editor Amartya Bhattacharyya says: “Born and brought up in Kolkata, I know that KIFF is not just another international film festival, but a true celebration of cinema on a very grand scale. When I was in college, we used to envy the filmmakers who got a chance to show their films at KIFF. It is therefore an unexplainable joy to have the Indian premiere of our film in  my city.”


Acclaimed actor Choudhury Bikash Das is excited about the premiere too. “I am really happy to have worked with such a wonderful team. I feel honoured that the film will have its Indian premiere at such a prestigious film festival and am hopeful that it will be as loved by audiences here as it was loved abroad.” 

For producer and actor Swastik Choudhury, it is a wonderful feeling to have the Indian premiere of this film on such a big platform. “The film had a great reception when it travelled to festivals abroad. And knowing the informed audiences of Kolkata, I am sure this film will connect with one and all. It will always be special because we pay tribute to the great filmmaker Jean Luc Godard, in a sweet way.”

Actor Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, who plays the character of Joe in the film, has high praise for the director: “Acting in Amartya Bhattacharyya’s film is no less than attending an acting workshop. He is very particular and at the same time gives you the space to try new things. Playing Joe in the film was a different experience altogether. I enjoyed the process of becoming Joe. During the shoot, it was like every time you had an opportunity to explore yourself, and as an actor I couldn’t ask for more.” 

The film had its world premiere at Moscow International Film Festival in April 2021, and has been produced by Swastik Arthouse in collaboration with FilmStop Entertainment and Les Films de la Haute-Vallée. For a look at the trailer, click on the YouTube link above.

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