Join us in Mississauga on August 7th for the screening of Labour of Love at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival.
Reel Asian is proud to co-present at the 9th annual Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival! On August 7, Director Aditya Vikram Sengupta brings Labour of Love, a visually stunning Bengali film depicting how two ordinary workers overcome the difficulties from their daily lives to find the beauty of love delicately intertwined through the frantic routines working in Calcutta.
The Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) runs from August 6 – 9, 2015. More information here.
SYNOPSIS Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, LABOUR OF LOVE is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession. They are married to a cycle of work and domestic routine, and long stretches of waiting in the silence of an empty house. They share each other’s solitude in pursuit of a distant dream that visits them briefly every morning. Incorporating poignant political undertones, director Aditya Vikram Sengupta creates a stylistically beautiful film that depicts the challenges of sustaining love in a fast transitioning world via a simultaneous sensation of breathlessness and space. Trailer
Aditya’s debut film LABOUR OF LOVE premiered at Venice 2014 where it won the FEDEORA for Best Debut Film. The film has won several other accolades internationally. Previously, his student shorts have screened at various international festivals too. Always interested in arts, Aditya’s paintings have been showcased across India and he is also a trained western classical musician.