INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MELBOURNE (IFFM)
23rd Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020
𝐏𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐤 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐞's film ' 𝐓𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 ' was chosen as one of the winners in a short film challenge organised by Anticlock Films. "Tinted" - a silent short film for kids that looks at the world around the child protagonist through his window.
The film opens up with the normal life of children in a neighborhood and transitions to the lockdown crisis. Will they find a way to be together again? Watch the film to know more about the protagonist, played by 9-year-old Daivik Bose 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫, as he sees the world evolve around him. The film was shot indoors by parents of the child actors in their respective houses.
The judges from Bollywood - 𝐎𝐧𝐢𝐫 & 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐢 thought that this was a beautiful film depicting how the lockdown is affecting children.
𝐏𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐤 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐞's film ' Notun Surjo (The new sun) ' was chosen in the special mention category from the final week's challenge. It is a thought-provoking, poignant film centered around a political issue concerning religious identity.
Pulak thought nothing could be more relevant than depicting the emotions between a mother and a son while he is amidst a religious identity crisis. The challenge for this film was replicating an Indian middle-class house set up in Melbourne, Australia but the Imagonic team pulled together a beautiful set depicting some major aspects of a Bangla household used throughout the movie as props.
Its subtitled in English. The judges thought the film was very powerful, poignant, and they liked the minimalist yet effective storytelling.