It is raining excellent news for filmmaker Suman Sen. The script of his debut movie Eka (Solo) received chosen on the La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français this 12 months. Eka has been chosen alongside 9 different initiatives from around the globe, made by first and second-time function filmmakers for this esteemed programme. Eka’s script was part of NFDC Movie Bazaar’s co-production market in 2019 and was additionally chosen by Torino Movie Lab Subsequent (TFL) in 2020.
The movie is an immersive narrative of the decaying social, financial and cultural circumstances of our society from the angle of a susceptible and fragile frequent man. Set in Kolkata, it takes us by per week of 56-year-old diabetic insurance coverage agent Biplab’s life and the way sure occasions in his life give rise to a robust worldwide motion. We chatted with Sen about the identical and extra.
When are you planning to shoot Eka?
We’re planning to begin the preproduction by finish of this 12 months and start the taking pictures by mid subsequent 12 months, however the whole lot is dependent upon the pandemic scenario. We’re nonetheless in dialogue with just a few of the best actors within the nation. We additionally wish to forged actors from Bangladesh and I wish to do a radical auditioning course of for that.
What’s the standing of your first quick movie?
The Silent Echo is about in Mustang area of Nepal. A story of 4 youngsters, from a distant mountain village, this movie chronicles their expertise when a band competitors is organised in a neighbouring city. We simply completed the movie’s post-production and ready for the competition run.
Every other movies you’re engaged on?
There’s my second quick Pseudo, a narrative of knowledgeable mourner named Xixi in Taiwan, who abruptly feels that she is dropping management over her feelings since she shouldn’t be having the ability to cry on command. I’ve already obtained a manufacturing grant from the Taichung authorities and we’re in talks with just a few Taiwanese actors for the lead position.
How has the journey been, up to now?
I believe each director’s journey is private, cathartic and intense in its personal means. I get pleasure from this journey, each micro-moment of it, I like growing initiatives. I believe the important thing level of my filmmaking journey is the collaboration past borders — it’s the one means by which we will create a standard visible language.
Any actor you want to work with?
I by no means wish to retrofit a personality considering of an actor however given a hypothetic scenario, I might undoubtedly wish to collaborate with Fahadh Faasil and Vinayakan. I carefully comply with the brand new wave within the Malayalam movie business and I’m fascinated by the identical.