After Rotterdam and MAMI film festival in Bombay, Plexus Films and Access Entertainment’s maiden feature film in English, The Last Monk, will be screened at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival in the Producers Network section. Director Sudipto Sen is attending the festival which opens on May 17.
The Last Monk has been directed by Sudipto Sen, assistant to legendary filmmaker G.Aravindan. He has made many documentaries including The Other Wealth, which won National Award for Best Environmental Film in 1995. It was also screened at all the major international film festivals. The Last Monk is a maiden venture marking his debut as a feature film director.
This unique venture in the midst of contemporary Indian cinema scenario is slated to be the beginning of a new genre. As an Indian feature film in English, The Last Monk ventures into the hitherto uncharted territories of cultural Buddhism through breath-taking landscape of Ladakh on Indo-Tibetan plateau and a radical understanding of male-female relationship, sexuality and beyond.
The Last Monk is the story of Swapna,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Swapna’s role is enacted by Rachna Shah, who has already worked in many prestigious films including Sonu Sisupal’s Kaalachakram (Tamil), Susant Mishra’s Dharini (Hindi), Santosh Sivan’s Navrasa (Tamil) and Ashok Vishwanathan’s Andhkaroor Shabd ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Sounds of Darkness (Bengali).
Well known theatre actor and model Jimeesh Gandhi plays Pushkar, the material strength of Swapna. Sonam Stobgias Gorky, from NSD, plays Sonik, the main protagonist of the film.
1. Director Sudipto Sen
2. Rachna Shah as Swapna
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