Bhubaneswar: Odia feature film Adieu GODARD, written and directed by National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya and produced under the banner of Swastik Arthouse will have its NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE at the prestigious Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) in the first week of December. 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. Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, Sudharsri Madhusmita, Swastik Choudhury, Choudhury Jayaprakash Das, Shankar Basu Mallick, Abhishek Giri, Swetapadma Satpathy and Dr. Banikanta Mishra plays other important characters of the film.
The trailer was launched yesterday. Here is the official trailer of the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvM4BT7Fh6M
The music has been composed by the talented Kisaloy Roy, and the popular icon of Rock music- Rupam Islam has rendered his first Odia song with this film.
Sharing his thoughts, director Amartya Bhattacharyya, also the writer, cinematographer and editor of the film, said – “MISAFF is one of the festivals very close to my heart. It feels wonderful to be a part of MISAFF. The film truly deserves to be shown and seen for many reasons. I’m grateful to my cast and crew, and especially to the villagers of Odisha who cooperated immensely to make this film happen. A lot of credit goes to the people who are often shadowed behind the limelight. I am also obliged to Vanessa Lien Frederique Bianchi who co-produced this film as our French counterpart. Her trust in our work is a huge motivation.”
Producer and actor Swastik Choudhury, said – “I am glad that the film will now travel from Europe to North America. Am sure people will love this film. Everyone’s effort is there to be seen on the screen and this film will always 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 North America and am hopeful that it will be loved by all.”
Actor Dipanwit Dashmohapatra, who plays the character of Joe in the film says – Acting in an Amartya Bhattacharyya’s film is not less than attending an acting workshop. He is very much particular and at the same time he gives you the space to try new things. Playing ‘Joe’ in the film is a different kind of experience altogether. Joe was a very fresh character for me. Till date I haven’t seen anything close to that. I enjoyed the process of becoming Joe. During the shoot it’s like every time you get an opportunity to explore yourself and as an actor I couldn’t ask for more.
The film which World Premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival in April this year has been produced by Swastik Arthouse in collaboration with FilmStop Entertainment and Les Films de la Haute-Vallée