Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

Calcutta My Eldorado

Mrinal Sen


The mega-city of CALCUTTA is a city abounding with contrasts: overcrowded and empty, poor and rich, with floods and draughts alternating. The city as a fermenting organism that grows and flourishes and always excites. A city to love and to hate.

Mrinal Sen was born in 1923 in East Bengal, now Bangladesh. He trained as a physicist and began his career as a filmmaker with RAAT BHORE in 1956. He made more than twenty five feature films and is one of the best known Indian directors in the international scene.


35 mm, 18 min., colour