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Bengali movie 'Jonaki' premiered at Rotterdam film festival

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

'Jonaki', the second Bengali film by Aditya Vikram Sengupta, had its world premiere at the 47th international film festival in

The movie was screened four times at the Bright Future section of (IFFR), held between January 24 and February 4.

In a statement from Rotterdam, Sengupta, whose directorial debut 'Majhe' received the best film award at in 2014, said, "IFFR upholds auteur cinema and there could not have been a better place for us to premiere '"

"The audiences here are extremely receptive, inquisitive, which made the premiere even more special. The audiences here not only look for entertainment in a film, they also want to experience it," he said.

Jim Sarbh, who plays a pivotal role in the film, said he was happy to be a part of Sengupta's venture.

"I saw the world premiere of Aditya's beautifully mounted film. I am glad that he is taking risks to make such films, something others might be afraid of doing," the actor, who has recently received critical acclaim for his role in 'Padmaavat', said.

'is a tale of an 80-year-old woman who searches for love in her world of decaying memories, while her lover, who has also grown old, returns to a world she is leaving behind.

The character of is essayed by 81-year-old The veteran actor, who has acted in many films, including 'ki Kasam' and 'No. 203', makes her comeback in the movie.

'has been co-produced by Magic Hour Films, Productions and For Films - production houses from India, and

Sengupta's debut film 'Majhe' (Labour of Love) received award at Marrakech Film Festival and Best Film honour at the in 2014.

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First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 10:45 IST