Parama – A Journey with Aparna Sen

Director: Suman Ghosh
Starring: Aparna Sen, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Bose
Run time: 82 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18
Language: Bengali, Hindi and English with English subtitles | Year: 2023 | Country: India

Described as a ‘Renaissance woman’, Aparna Sen’s six decades in cinema as India’s greatest female filmmaker have inspired generations. Alongside Aparna, Filmmaker Suman Ghosh lovingly tracks her career, from her early days starring in Satyajit Ray’s Teen Kanya to playing leading heroines. Visiting many memorable locations of classics like 36 Chowringhee Lane and Mr & Mrs Iyer, Aparna recalls the 17 feature films she went on to direct, starring some of Bengal’s finest actors. Along this sumptuous cinematic journey, we learn of her inspirations and the many causes she champions.

Q&A with director Suman Ghosh

Director

Suman Ghosh

Suman Ghosh is a National Award winning Indian filmmaker. He has made 9 feature films and 2 documentary films. He had his film training at Cornell University in New York. His first feature film "Footsteps", starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Nandita Das won 2 National Awards in 2008. It was shown at numerous film festivals including Vancouver, Karlovy Vary and IAAC New York. His second feature film "Dwando", also starring Soumitra Chatterjee, was a part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI Goa in 2009. His next feature film "Nobel Thief", starring the Indian megastar Mithun Chakraborty was world premiered at the Busan IFF and was an official selection at the BFI, London Film festival. The film received the "Best Indian Film" award at the Bengaluru International Film Festival in 2012. His next feature film "Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights" has had a warm reception from critics and audiences all over the world. It was world premiered at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea and had its North American Premiere at the MoMA, NY. It won the "Outstanding International Feature Award" at the ReelWorld Film festival in Toronto. It is being distributed in North America by Global Film Initiative. His next feature film "Kadambari" starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Parambrata Chatterjee. It is based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore and his controversial relationship with his sister-in-law Kadambari Devi. It was screened at several film festivals worldwide and received the Best Feature Film Award and the Best Actress for Konkona Sen Sharma at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival in 2015. His next film “Peace Haven” world premiered at Busan IFF and was an official selection at MAMI and NYIFF. His latest feature film is titled “Aadhaar” which World premiered at the Busan IFF and is awaiting an all India release later this year. In 2023 he made the documentary on legendary film director and actress Aparna Sen titled “Parama: A Journey with Aparna Sen” which is scheduled to begin its festival journey later this year.

Film Screenings

UK Premiere

London | ICA
June 29, 2024 2:15 pm

Q&A with special guest