The Bait

Screening ticket:$ 12

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Film Language : Bengali

Film Category : Feature Film

Film Type : Showcase

Director:
Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Synopsis
The Bait portrays three central characters: Munni, a nomadic young girl who wanders the countryside performing circus tricks with her loving parents for very little money; Goja, a postman who, fed up with his life, starts to live on a tree and communes with his new primate neighbors; and Raja, a man of regal origins who lives in the glory of his past and ignores his bleak future. In hopes of wooing his mistress, and impressing a young crew of documentary filmmakers, Raja sets out to hunt down an elusive tiger. As the film straddles the three stories, it gives an elliptical spin to the question of what — or who — is really the ‘bait’.

About Director:Although an economics professor by training, many critics consider Buddhadeb Dasgupta to be one of the significant Independent filmmakers of India. Dasgupta is also a poet and writer and his novels have a special place in Bengal’s contemporary literature. His films have been screened and won awards at various festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto and Locarno. The Bait is Dasgupta’s seventh film that has been showcased in Toronto International Film Festival.

Main Cast: Sudipto Chatterjee, Kajal Kumari, Ananyan Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Paoli Dam

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