Kamaleswar Mukhopadhyay’s short film “The Hunger Artist” is released on YouTube


Director Kamaleswar Mukhopadhyay’s 20-minute short ‘The Hunger Artist’, a contemporary adaptation of renowned writer Franz Kafka’s short story, has finally been released on a leading video-sharing platform, after being blocked for more than two years due to the COVID -19 pandemic. The film, starring Ritwik Chakraborty among others, had been screened at the 89th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival 2019, and was also the official selection at the Florence Film Awards-Monthly Competition 2019 and the official selection at the White Nights Film Festival (Russia) 2020 .

It is currently streaming on YouTube.

”I wanted the general public to be able to see the film, which is a satire on the life of an artist. I think the film is more relevant in the current economic situation. Kafka’s story written in 1922 feels so relevant in today’s times, even after 100 years,” the creator of “Meghe Dhaka Tara” and “Chander Pahar” told PTI.

Mukhopadhyay said he will explore online medium for more short films in the future, as well as feature films for the big screen. Director Goutam Ghosh, who attended his special screening at a state-run theater on Monday, said, “I hope more short films will be made for this internet medium.” PTI SUS RBT RBT

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