The film, an Indo-French-Singaporean co-production, stars Sarbh and sees the 81-year-old actress Chatterjee making her comeback as Jonaki.
Lolita Chatterjee, Jim Sarbh's Jonaki to have world premiere at Rotterdam film fest
Mumbai - 08 Jan 2018 21:00 IST
Updated : 09 Jan 2018 17:21 IST
Filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta's Jonaki will have its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2018.
Jonaki is the second feature film of the National Award-winning director, whose first feature Labour of Love (2014) won 13 international awards.
The film, an Indo-French-Singaporean co-production, stars Jim Sarbh and sees the 81-year-old actress Lolita Chatterjee making her comeback as Jonaki.
Produced by Magic Hour Films, For Films, and Catherine Dussart Productions, Jonaki is a tale of an 80-year-old woman who searches for love in a strange world of decaying memories, while her lover, now old and grey, returns to a world she is leaving behind.
It will be screened in the Bright Future Section of IFFR 2018 to be held between 24 January to 4 February.
Sengupta said in a statement, "Jonaki is an esoteric journey of the unfulfilled life of an 80-year-old woman. It is a film that is very personal to me and to have its world premier at Rotterdam is a true honour.
"IFFR celebrates and upholds auteur cinema with the highest regard and I think this is the perfect platform for us to showcase our vision."
Samir Sarkar of Magic Hour Films, the principal producer of Jonaki, describes the movie as a "powerfully poignant tale of love lost".