After a successful debut at the March du Film at Festival de Cannes in May this year, Dibrugarh-based filmmaker Chow Partha Borgohain’s feature film ‘1962 My Country Land’ will be screened at the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival at 6:25 pm on Saturday.
Written, cinematographed and directed by Chow Partha Borgohain, ‘1962 My Country Land’ is an English feature film based on the 1962 Indo-Sino war. Talking about the film, Borgohain said, “We are happy to receive some good response on the film at Cannes. Now screening the film at the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival at Guwahati would bring us closer to our regional audience.”
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The film, shot mostly in Arunachal Pradesh, is the first home production of Living Dreams Productions, headed by Marbom Mai. She said that, “one of the goal of the company is to promote northeast India for film tourism locations and introduce filmmakers to great avenues and serenity of northeast India.” After this first feature, Living Dreams is expanding their horizon in to partnering with international labels as co-producer in productions in their upcoming projects. Elaborating on the world-wide release of ‘1962: My Country Land’, Marbom Mai said, “At present we are contemplating on the release dates, as of now our primary focus is to explore more film festival circuits in India and abroad. We are planning to screen the film in various festivals before we move for a commercial release.”
Starring Aham Sharma, Lhakpa Lepcha, Daniel Shin Han and Ketholeno Kense in lead roles, the film showcases the struggle and life of the main characters during the approaching war and how they were able to believe – and not believe – each other. Produced by Marbom Mai, the film was shot in parts of picturesque Tawang and Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh. Guru Rewben Mashangva was the music composer of the film where he collaborated with Shankar Shankini.