12th Annual NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
May 23-27, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012, 3:00 pm, Theatre 1, Tribeca Cinemas.
Abosheshey Directed by Aditi Roy
India 2011. 118 mins. Bengali
Cast: Roopa Ganguly, Ankur Khanna, Raima Sen,
Abosheshey won the 2011 NETPAC award for Best Asian Film.
Winner 2011 National Award Best Female Playback Singer
The story is the discovery of a WOMAN - by her son , who has no memories of her and will never meet her in person . The entire story unfolds not through melancholy or sadness but the celebration of finding . It weaves this realization but in a different way – a coming together of sorts – of people , a city, a collections of words and the frozen moments by a mother for his son , if he ever came home to find her..
Aditi Roy a graduate with a Honors in Political Science (Jadavpur University) realized her passion for cinema and opted for a degree in Film Studies as her Post Graduation Specialization, 2002, simultaneously she also completed a Diploma in Mass Communication from JU. She joined Roopkala Kendro, Kolkata and formally introduced herself to the world of film direction. Her Diploma film was screened at The Kolkata Film Festival, (2007). Abosheshey is her Bengali debut feature.
Strangers by Kabir Chopra Directed by: Kabir Chopra
Cast: Zoran Saher, Evan Haigh, Kelsey Bramson, Christian Pineda, David Halle, Andrew Prosser, Sara Glancy, Danielle Tuller & Erin Boswell
USA. 2012. 9 mins 30 secs. English
While waiting to meet his date from the internet, Sam makes small talk with the strange man at the bar. But when she fails to show up, Sam fears that this strange man has been his date this whole time.
Kabir Chopra is a New York based filmmaker who is completing his BFA in Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of The Arts, with minors in South Asian studies and the business of entertainment, media, and technology. He has written and directed several short films and one act plays, and his film "Death Wears Sneakers" was a finalist at Campus Movie Fest 2011 at New York University.