Theatre Director Avanti Chakraborty’s First Short Film A Midnight Tempest
News Desk, News Nation 360: A midnight Tempest, a 4 min short film based on a chapter about the Shakespearean Character Puck and Ariel from the book Shakespeare our Contemporary written by Jan Kott. Directed by Prominent Theatre director Avanti Chakraborty the film is starring the handsome heartthrob, Sean Banerjee, a talented popular television and film actor & the young talented film & theatre actor, Rwitobroto Mukherjee. Actor Sean Banerjee played the role of Ariel and Rwitobroto Mukherjee as Puck. Puck is a character from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ariel is from The Tempest. Both the spirits meet in a Bar at the midnight in Kolkata and they question and interpret the idea of freedom according to their contemporary reality of time and space. The main idea of this short film is to interpret the philosophy, politics and crisis of these classic characters in contemporary time and space in a universal context. Avanti Chakraborty stated that A midnight Tempest is definitely going to be a very special project for her. The film is her first directorial practice in the area of filmmaking, She has directed several projects for Theatre in the city. The script of this film is a result of an academic and artistic collaboration between professor Ahmed Ahsannuzaman from Bangladesh and Dhaka. It was especially interesting for her because she has dealt with theatrical content for the first time and told a Shakespeare story through lens & camera. They have an amazing star cast, the audience will definitely get some power-packed performance from this short film. Another cast of the film is DOP: Santanu Mandol, Music: Rajkumar Sengupta, Editor: Arghyakamal Mitra, Sound Designer: Sukanta Majumder, Costume Artist: Suchismita Dasgupta.
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Report : Anustup Kundu