The business counterpart to the Cannes Film Festival, Marché du Film is the world’s biggest film market
The proposal for non-fiction feature "Thirteen Destinations of a Traveller" has been selected for this year's Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. The business counterpart to the Cannes Film Festival, Marché du Film is the world’s biggest film market.
The Indo-Bangla joint production was one of only five documentary invited to the film market from South Asia.
Directed by Partha Das, the film was produced by Soumya Mukhopadhyay and Bangladeshi producer Mokhalesur Rahman Talukdar Lenin.
"A film on two parallel journeys; one in which thousands of Sufi pilgrims march together over days and miles to proclaim unrequited love for humanity, enduring physical pain and in the other a disabled, marginal Muslim man tries to transform his life fighting against physical and economic challenges in search of self-actualization, love and compassion," reads the official synopsis.
"My production company, Black Mirror Films, is the primary producer for this film. We are working with a documentary film director from Kolkata. I’d be in Cannes on July 7 as part of our team. This is a work in progress film and we have completed almost 80% of the filming .We plan to finish it by the end of this year," said Lenin.
Marché du Film will take place at Cannes from July 6-15 during the 74th Cannes Film Festival (July 6-17)