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Cannes 2016: Bengali films selected for the short film corner

Director Anirban Guha's Elixir has been selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner to be held from May 11 to 22, one of the six Bengali shorts making the cut to the prestigious film festival.

With an interesting star cast, including actor Daminee Benny Basu, Elixir talks about a mind-journey.

"I am humbled that the film got selected by the Cannes jury. Watching our movie screened at Cannes will be an amazing experience," Anirban told PTI.

The film has been edited by FTII alumni and National Award winning editor (2008) Sreya Chatterjee.

As the story goes, the female lead (Daminee) has a dual life after she drinks the Elixir.

The other selected short films are Abhiroop Basu's Afternoon with Julia, Aniket Chattopadhyay's Saubala, Lubdhak Chatterjee's In a Free State, Charles Kinnane's Generation Hope and Moumita Mondal's Adieu.

Among the other works, Moumita's Adieu is a take on a hospital ward through the eyes of a young boy who is admitted there while Charles' Generation Hope has been made in Bengali, Creole and English languages as per the demands of the locations.


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