Partho Sen-Gupta’s Marathi film “Arunoday” (Sunrise) will compete in the New Currents section of Busan International Film Festival (Biff) in South Korea.
Sunrise is an Indo-French co-production between Nfdc, Dolce Vita Films and Partho’s production company Independent Movies.
The film revolves around Inspector Joshi, a grieving father searching for his daughter Aruna, kidnapped years ago when she was six. In his despair, life converges with a recurring dream in which Joshi pursues a shadowy figure who leads him to ‘Paradise’, a night-club where teenage girls dance to a leering crowd. He is convinced he will find Aruna there and vows to bring her back to Leela, his broken wife.
The film has Adil Hussain and Tannishtha Chatterjee in lead roles.
Busan’s New Current competition is aimed at discovering new talent. It presents first or second feature films from all over the world.