Programme 2019

The Prologue (Nirontor)

Director: Chandrasish Ray


India Premiere

Section: India Story

Country: India | Year: 2019

Language(s): Bengali, Nepali | Time: 101 mins


Travelling from the big city, Biplab, a middle-aged civil engineer, and his young project assistant Bhaskar, have been assigned the responsibility of hunting a location for a new resort in an exotic, remote mountain range. With barely any phone network in the places they travel to, the two men with vastly different personalities develop a new-found friendship. Can the faraway mountains unlock the things we leave unsaid in the mayhem of cities?

Director's Bio

Chandrasish Ray worked as an associate director to National Award-winning director, Kaushik Ganguly for nine years. In 2017, his short film Dugga was widely appreciated at festivals in India, especially at International Film Festival of India, Goa, where it was screened in the Indian Panorama Section (Non-Feature). The Prologue is his first feature film.