Kolkata: Buddhadev Dasgupta’s film “Tope-The Bait” will have its world premiere in prestigious Toronto International Film Festival 2016 in ‘Masters of Cinema section.
Five-time National Award Winner for Best feature film, Buddhadev told PTI, “This is the 7th time that I have been invited to showcase my movie at the Masters section in Toronto. I feel honoured and humbled at being hounoured with this rare privilege.”
In a mail to the director, Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival, said: “We would like to invite Tope – The Bait’ to make its world premiere in Toronto in our Masters section. It’s a beautiful film.” “Tope or The Bait”, authored by Late Narayan Gangopadhyay is considered an all time outstanding short story of Bengali literature.
The story centres around middle-aged Randeep, descendant of a royal family and his quest to give a pair of shoes made of tiger skin to his lady love. Buddhadeb Dasgupta has done the script and dialogue, besides directing the film.