Mr. Buddhadeb Dasgupta is a poet and a veteran filmmaker with some of the most accomplished films in Indian cinema to his credit. His poetic images have earned him the title of Tarkovsky of India.
He has won the ‘Golden Lotus National Awards’ in Best Film and Best Director Categories of feature films section seven times. Amongst numerous laurels are Jury awards, twice from Locarno International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival. His film Bagh Bahadur was certified as “Outstanding Film” in Cannes International Film Festival. Buddhadeb’s films Grihajuddha won the ‘Fipresci Award’ in Venice International Film Festival and Uttara won ‘Best Director’s award’ in the Venice International film festival. Eight of his films have been programmed in Berlin International Film Festival while Toronto International Film Festival has programmed his films in the coveted Master of Cinema category for six consecutive years. He has also won the prestigious Golden Athena, Life Time Achievement award from Athens International Film Festival along with Life Time Achievement Award from International Film Festival of Spain.
Some of his noted films are: Bagh Bahadur, Tahader Katha, Charachar, Lal Darja, Uttara, Kaalpurush, Janala and Neem Annapurna.