In Search of Famine : Akaler Sandhaney
A film by Mrinal Sen
Script reconstructed Samik Bandyopadhyay
92pp, 16 b/w photos 0
ISBN : 9788170460077
Rs 150.00 (PB)
In Search of Famine takes a Felliniesque look at a young film director's effort to portray, with commitment and honesty, the famine that ravaged Bengal in 1943, forty years after the event. Mrinal Sen built his screenplay out of an original story by Amalendu Chakraborty. This filmscript is a reconstruction and traslation based on the original working script and a shot-by-shot viewing of the film. In Search of Famine won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival,1981, and the National Award for the best feature film, best direction, best screenplay and best editing.