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A Death in the Gunj

Directed by Konkona Sensharma

Opening Night / India / 2016 / 105 mins / Bengali, English, Hindi with English subtitles / US Premiere Premiere

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Opening Night: Death in the Gunj (FEATURE)

Village East Cinema
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:30 pm Available at Door

New Screening

Village East Cinema
Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:00 pm

Description

Set in 1979, A Death in the Gunj is a coming of age story, about a shy student Shyamal Chatterjee. He uses a family road trip to McCluskiegunj, an old Anglo-Indian town, as an escape from his failed semester. At the outset, the makings of a perfect family holiday are in place but something is amiss. In the week that follows, Shutu’s quiet unraveling is overlooked by the family revelers, until the holiday ends with an implosion.


Director's Bio

Konkona Sensharma is an award-winning actor from India. A Death in the Gunj is her first feature film as writer and director. She is the daughter of Aparna Sen, an award winning filmmaker herself, and granddaughter of Chidananda Dasgupta, a film historian and critic and one of the co-founders of the Calcutta Film Society along with Satyajit Ray. Beginning her acting career at the age of 4, Konkona has acted in over 40 films in Hindi, Bengali and English. She has been felicitated with two National Awards and several industry awards.


Credits

Shutu: Vikrant Massey
Vikram: Ranvir Shorey
Mimi: Kalki Koechlin
Bonnie: Tillotama Shome
Nandu: Gulshan Devaiah
Brian: Jim Sarbh
Aunty: Tanuja Mukherjee
Uncle: Om Puri

Dates & Times

Opening Night: Death in the Gunj (FEATURE)

Village East Cinema
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:30 pm Available at Door

New Screening

Village East Cinema
Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:00 pm