In an esoteric trance, Jonaki, an 80 year old woman, finds herself in the midst of a decaying world of nostalgia. Here she is made to relive moments of her life by the ones closest to her, with a strangeness that churns out the feelings that lay buried deep in her soul.
Director - Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Aditya is from Calcutta, India. He studied literature before pursuing studies in a reputed school of design. After specialising in graphic design, he trained himself in animation and film making. His student short films have screened at various international festivals and his paintings have been showcased in galleries across India.
His debut feature film LABOUR OF LOVE premiered at Venice 2014 where it won the FEDEORA award for Best Debut Film. The film has since featured at several festivals including Rotterdam, London & Busan among others and won several international awards. LABOUR OF LOVE also received 2 Indian National Film Awards in 2015 including the prestigious Best Debut Film award.
Magic Hour Films
MAGIC HOUR FILMS, and its Production Services subsidiary FILM IN INDIA are award winning production companies with offices in Bombay, New Delhi, Pondicherry and Singapore.
Established in 2008, MAGIC HOUR FILMS produces Feature Films, Documentaries and TV Commercials. Our productions include a feature film for ARTE (France): “Alexandra David Neel – J’irai au Pays des Neiges”, “The Science of Compassion” a documentary by internationally acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur and others for National Geographic Channel & Discovery Channel. TVCs for Volkswagen, Honda, BMW, Nissan, Fiat, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Diageo, Viber, FedEx among others reputed brands. Magic Hour Films also provided production support on the Oscar winning feature film “Life of Pi” directed by Ang Lee.
Our recent awards include “Best Documentary Programme” Award for Danger Zone – Kabul at the Asian Television Awards in Singapore. A silver and a bronze for its TVC for Forest Essentials “Warrior Princess” at the Abbys, the Oscars of Indian advertising.
For Films, India
Established in 2013, FOR FILMS was started with a view to creating quality cinema for a globally discerning audience. As the name suggests, the company’s raison d’être is everything that is film related and is a binding passion for each member of the team.
Their first film was the award winning Labour Of Love (Asha Jaoar Majhe) directed by founder and inhouse director Aditya Vikram Sengupta. FOR FILMS has also produced several commercial advertising films for reputed international and Indian brands.
FOR FILMS is presently engaged in developing three distinctly original feature films including Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s "Jonaki" & "Memories And My Mother".
Catherine Dessert Productions, France
Since 1994, Catherine Dussart has produced and coproduced award winning feature films and documentaries through her company CDP. Credits include : Kalo Pothi by Min Bahadur Bham (Venice Film Festival Fedeora Award : best picture 2015), Chauthi Koot by Gurvinder Singh (screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival) The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh (Cannes Film Festival 2013 – Un certain regard Award, Oscar nominated), Araf by Y. Ustaoglu (Venice, Abu Dhabi Black Pearl Award, Tokyo 2012…), Goltzius by Peter Greenway (Rome 2012…), Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell by R. Panh (Cannes 2011…), Bassidji by M. Tamadon (Toronto 2010…), The Sea Wall by R. Panh (Toronto, Rome 2009…), Paper cannot wrap up embers by R. Panh (Fipa d’Or 2007), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge by S. Imamura (Cannes 2001…), The Wedding by P. Lounguine (Cannes 2000 –Best Actors…) A matter of taste by B. Rapp (Cognac 2000 – Best Film and Critics Award, 5 Nominations, César 2001) Kanzo Sensei by S. Imamura (Cannes 1998…) … and more.