Dust to Dust

A man, sitting in a dark room, broods over his past good and sad days and how he was able to overcome the sad ones when he had fallen in love with a woman. But, that good time also didn't last long. Just after that he lost his job, too. Consequently, he makes up his mind to kick the bucket but, at last, accepts life as it is and moves, so to speak, towards the dim lights at the end of a tunnel.

Double thought process has been used in the film. Moreover, loosely based on 'The Cold Heaven' by W.B.Yeats, the film follows the 'stream of consciousness' genre, tries to touch the workings of a mind jarred by misfortunes one upon another, and how it obliterates them at long last.

  • Purnendu Dey
  • Purnendu Dey
  • Noirealist Films
  • Debjyoti Ganguly
    Key Cast
  • Paramita Kundu
    Key Cast
  • Abhijit Kundu
    Key Cast
  • Yuvajoti Kundu
    Key Cast
  • Swarnendu Kundu
    Key Cast
  • Prabir Kumar Chattopadhyaya
    Key Cast
  • Samrat Dey
    Key Cast
  • Sandipan Das
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    730 USD
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  • Kolkata TV Short Film Festival 2014-15
    West Bengal, India
    June 8, 2015
    Television Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 4th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival - 15
    Kolkata, India
    August 2, 2015
    Indian Premiere
    Special Festival Mention (Official Selection)
  • Black Bird Film Festival 2015

    Official Selection (Non Competition)
  • 12th Kolkata Short FIlm Festival 2015
    Nandan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    December 16, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Screen Short Fest
    Jogesh Mime Academy, Kolkata, West Bengal
    February 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 4th Imphal International Film Festival, 2016
    Imphal, Manipur
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Purnendu Dey

I am a teacher by profession and a shortfilmmaker and film critic by passion. I stay at Barasat, West Bengal, India.

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Director Statement

My interest in films and Film Studies was given birth when I was in college and the people involved in inculcating such interest are none other than Joydeep Sen and Nilotpal Roy in the first place. They demonstrated elaborately that films should no longer be considered as merely a means of entertainment. Thenceforth started my exploration of this uncharted (at lest to me, till then) terrain. Sir Nilotpal Roy used to refer to Godard, among others, quite often and Sir Joydeep Sen first took me to the Film Festival (Kolkata). They not only taught us English Literature, but also Film Studies, Art, Music, Psychology; and this is not an overstatement. I was, by that time, getting completely obsessed with world films. Later, while working as a Web Designer in Primedi Art, I came in contact with another person, Shyam Roy. He, too, used to tell me, in our spare time, several things about world films most of which I still remember.

I have now created a group, Noirealist Film Society.