Kolkata: Director Goutam Ghosh’s National award-winning film “Sankhachil”, an Indo-Bangla joint production, has been selected for the coveted 40th Montreal World Film Festival.
“Sankhachil”, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, essays the pain and anguish of people living on both sides of the border following the partition of Bengal. Confirming the news, Ghosh today said he was sure “Sankhachil” would be liked by the international audience for its universal language. Chatterjee, who has also co-produced the movie, said, “The flight of our bird Sankhachil has started and will continue.”
“Sankhachil” is an Indo-Bangla production. Apart from ‘Sankhachil’, Rajko Grlic’s “The Constitution” (Croatia – Czech Republic) Dani Kouyate’s “While We Live” (Sweden), Alberto Morais “The Mother” (Spain- France Romania), Mohammad Rahmanian’s “Bench Cinema” (Iran), Marco Segato’s – ‘The Bear Skin’ (Italy) Dai Ssijie’s “The Night Peacock” (Chine – France) are among the other contenders in world competition section.