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GANGOR

by Italo Spinelli

synopsis

While reporting on tribal women in Purulia, Upin, a well-known Indian photo reporter, is transfixed by the breast of a woman named Gangor, glimpsed as she nurses her baby outdoors, and immortalizes her in a shot that lands on all the front pages. A scandal ensues and Gangor is ostracized, helpless against the men in the village, who rape her. Upin is wracked with guilt and sacrifices everything he has to help Gangor, but in the end it is she who finds the courage to report the rapists to the police. At the trial, the women mobilize around her. From a short story written by the great Indian woman writer Mahasweta Devi.

original title: Gangor
country: Italy, India
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Italo Spinelli
film run: 91'
release date: IT 11/03/2011
screenplay: Antonio Falduto, Italo Spinelli
cast: Samrat Chakrabarti, Tillotama Shome, Seema Rahmani, Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain
cinematography by: Marco Onorato
film editing: Jacopo Quadri
art director: Gautam Bose
costumes designer: Suchismita Dasgupta
music: Iqbal Darbar
producer: Angelo Barbagallo, Vinod Kumar, Isabella Spinelli
production: BiBi Film, RAI Cinema, Isaria Productions, Nirvana Motion Pictures
distributor: Istituto Luce CinecittĂ 

main awards/selection

International Rome Film Festival 2010 In Competition
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