Video: The 6th Element Screening
Short fiction The 6th Element’s screening took place at Nandan. The film is directed by Arjun Dutta. Present at the screening was the director, Arindam Sil, Sudarshan Chakraborty and others.
The female oriented short film with duration of about half an hour explores the liberalization of the two main characters namely Catherine and Mrinalini. Mrinalini is a forty year old woman who is a childless widow. She has an air of mystery around her. On the other hand is Cathering who is an outspoken and broad minded German lady. She works for the upliftment of the LGBT community. She hires a broker to buy a house. She goes to Mrinalini’s home which has been up for sale for quite some time. A relationship develops. What happens then?
The film has been produced by Cinesutra Movies in association with Little Duck Productions.
The cast of the film consists of Debjani Chatterjee – Mrinalini, Verity Danbold – Catherine, Mayukh – Sid, Kunal Karmakar – Shankar, Anushka Maitra – Charu and Shaoni Mojumdar – Young Mrinalini.
Arjun Dutta has written the story and screenplay of the film. The DOP is Joy Supratim (W.I.C.A). The music has been composed by Soumya Rit Nag and Sudipto Paul.
The film has been selected at some prestigious film festivals namely FESTIVAL DE CANNES, COURT METRAGE, SHORT FILM CORNER, Official Selection at Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Official Selection at Miami Independent Film Festival, Kalakar Award, India, Special Award for Short Film (Contribution to Indian Cinema), Semi Finalist at the Los Angeles Cine Fest, Delhi International Short Film Festival (Awarded Best Director, Jury) and many more.
Wishing the team all the best!!
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