New Delhi: Odia feature film Adieu GODARD, written and directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya and produced under the banner of Swastik Arthouse will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the prestigious 43rd Moscow International Film Festival later this month. The film is an INDIA, FRANCE co-production and has Choudhury Bikash Das as the central character around whom the film revolves. Shot exquisitely in Odisha, the film is a socio-cultural comic tribute to the legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, and draws inspiration from his abruptness and quirky style of cinema. Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Sudharsri Madhusmita, Swastik Choudhury, Choudhury Jayaprakash Das, Shankar Basu Mallick and Abhishek Giri play other important characters of the film.
Sharing his thoughts, director Amartya Bhattacharyya, also the cinematographer and editor of the film, said – “In a lot of ways, ‘Adieu GODARD’ has been the most challenging film that I’ve made so far. It is also a very special film because through this film, I pay a kind of tribute to the French auteur Jean Luc Godard, who happens to be my favorite filmmaker. I am very happy and I feel blessed that we’ve been selected at one of the world’s top film festivals like Moscow. I am very hopeful that this humorous film will be deeply loved”
Producer and actor Swastik Choudhury, said – “Am super excited with this selection – MIFF is a festival we all look forward to. And what a roller coaster ride this film has been. Several not so favorable things amplified due to the lockdown last year. But nevertheless we were able to push ourselves and complete this film. It is a fantastic script. Everyone’s effort is there to be seen on the screen and this film will be special for we pay tribute to the great filmmaker – Jean Luc Godard in our sweet way”.
Acclaimed director and actor, Choudhury Bikash Das, expressed his happiness saying – “I am really happy to have worked with such a wonderful team. I feel honored that this film will premiere in Moscow and am hopeful that it will be loved by all.”
Vanessa Lien Frederique Bianchi, from France who has passionately co-produced the film said – “I’m very happy about this world première for Adieu Godard ! It was a great experience to support this film with all the team. Wishing the best to Adieu Godard, a film which made possible the meeting between Godard and Odisha. I’m eager to see Adieu Godard in French film festivals very soon”