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, 126 minutes - in Bengali with English Subtitles
Directed by Pinaki Chaudhuri, who has numerous television serials and features to his credit, the film, titled Ascension in English, focuses on a family patriarch who ultimately comes to some realizations about his unbending faith in his horoscope and traditional values. Toronto premiere!
Born in Calcutta, India in 1940, Pinaki Chaudhuri studied physics before deciding on a career in filmmaking. He has directed numerous television serials and feature films. Among them: CHENA ACHENA, APON GHARAY, MANDADA, KAKABABU HERE GAYLENE, SANGHAT (for which he won a national award in 1997), EK TUKRO CHAND, CANCER and BALLYGUNGE COURT.
Tickets for the screening are $15 for adults and $12 for students with all proceeds from the screening going to support the Toronto Calcutta Foundation. For more information about this registered Canadian Charity and the work they do in India please click here.