The 8-minute short film is based on a Bengali poem written by the director herself. Speaking about the concept of her poetic film, Promita says: “It is the eternal expectation of a woman, experiencing a journey through life, love and beyond through her memories. It is inevitable and more certain than his death itself. That’s what ‘Apeksha’ is. ”
While the poetry, script and direction are by Promita, the video features Shubhashree Chatterjee as the protagonist and the poetry reading is by Sukriti Lahori. The photography is by Raktim Mondal, the music by Joell Mukherjii white, the short film was edited by Chinangshuk Chandra and the sound design by Sanjoy Ghosh.
‘Apeksha’ has previously traveled to prestigious film festivals including Berlin Flash Film Festival, Video Poetry Festival Greece, semi-finalist at Leloun International Film Festival and International Video Poetry Festival in Athens.
The director now plans to make a feature film, the script of which is ready. It would be a female-centric story, dealing with some deep-rooted social issues of patriarchy. The initial pre-production of the project has already started.