27 Apr Herbert
Suman Mukhopadhyay (Director)
Tuesday, April 24 / 6:00 pm
1701 Theater Dance
Suman Mukhopadhyay’s debut feature film Herbert is based on Nabarun Bhattacharya’s novel of the same name, which won the highest literary prize in India. The film has received numerous awards, including the Dhaka International Film Festival Audience Award, Indian Government Award for Best Bengali Feature Film, Lankesh Award for Best Debut Director, and Bengal Film and Journalist Association Award for Most Promising Director. The film has been screened at many international film festivals, including the Florence Indian Film Festival; World Film Festival, Bangkok; Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania; Osian Cinefan, New Delhi; and International Film Festival of Mumbai.
Suman Mukhopadhyay has worked in film and television since 1996 and has directed a number of short films, television movies, and documentaries. He has staged theater productions ranging from European dramas to major adaptations of Bengali masterpieces. He is currently working on the film The Hungry Tide based on the book by Amitabh Ghosh.