Archive of films Spring in the Air / Ful futuk na futuk aaj basanta

2012, 70 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2012

A new girl moves in to the neighborhood and the local guys start gathering around her window. This poetic black-and-white movie combines traces of Indian passion with the stillness of a European art film. With poetic concision, the film brushes up against subconscious human desires, which it conveys with delicacy and depth.


This lyrical story of Bonobashi, a girl who lives in an old Indian town, resembles the fairy tale about the princess locked in a castle chamber. After moving into a poor quarter, the attractive young woman becomes a magnet for the attentions of every local man and boy. But since her arrival she has yet to leave the apartment to walk out onto a street full of curious adolescents. She shares the apartment with an eccentric old man, probably her father, who strictly controls her contact with the outside world. One of those interested is Bishu, a young man who wanders the streets of the neighborhood. The movie creates a poetic impression of the closed world of the poor district and its isolated inhabitants. Using simple and captivating means, it reveals a network of boisterous emotions that it invests with internal magic and mystery. The director’s distinctive vision is underscored by effective black-and-white camerawork that picks up the subtle nuances of atmosphere.

About the director

Subrata Acharya

Subrata Acharya (b. 1975, India) is an artist involved in painting, film direction, and in writing current affairs essays for local newspapers and magazines. His paintings have been exhibited at galleries throughout his career, and he has published three books, including one on Bengal folk art and crafts. He shot his first short documentary at age 24, Road to Heaven (1999). Since then he regularly creates short films and documentaries, one almost per year. Spring in the Air is his feature film directorial debut. He is currently finishing work on the documentary The City of Saturn.


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About the film

Black & white, DIGIBETA
World premiere

Section: Another View
Director: Subrata Acharya
Screenplay: Subrata Acharya
Dir. of Photography: Subrata Acharya
Music: Debasish Das
Editor: Shantanu Paul
Producer: Subrata Acharya, Rajib Pramanik
Production: Blackhole
Cast: Achinta Dutta, Anindya Majumder, Sulakshna Iyenger
Contact: Blackhole


Subrata Acharya

Film Director


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