KOLKATA: National Award-winning filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s third feature, ‘Once Upon A Time In Calcutta’ has been selected as the only Indian film in this year’s edition of the Venice Film Festival. It will be competing in the Orizzonti section. The film will have its world premiere in the 78th Venice International Film Festival that will be held from September 1 – 11.
Sengupta’s film will compete with 18 others including ‘Pilgrims’, ‘Amira’, ‘Atlantide’, ‘The Falls’, ‘A Plein Temps’, ‘107 Mothers’, ‘White Building’ and ‘True Things’. Last year, Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ had bagged the FIPRESCI award. It was selected in the main competition of Venice while Ivan Ayr’s ‘Meel Patthar’ was selected in the Horizons segment. ‘Once Upon A Time In Calcutta’ marks Aditya’s return to Venice International Film Festival after his debut film, ‘Labour of Love’ (‘Asha Jaoar…

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