Das (Work in progress)

A hybrid experimental biography/fiction film of Jibanananda Das, a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist, known as the “most alone of poets”. Through complex web of various narratives based on autobiographical aspects of Das’ short stories, the film will explore his life, memory, obsession, solitude, poems and death. With recitations of his poignant poems, the film casts light on his peculiar solitude and quest for the eternal in his radical literary form.

Articles:
Aanila Kishwar Tarannum. ‘The most alone of poets’ Jibanananda Das through the lens of a Japanese filmmaker, The Daily Star, August 17, 2019
Saibal Chatterjee. “The seeds of inspiration An experimental documentary begins to take shape as Japanese director-producer Hiroshi Sunairi discovers the prolific output of an Indian poet.” The Tribune Trust Nov 25, 2018

Jibanananda_Das_(1899–1954)

(Plan to be shot in 2021 and released in 2022)

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