PARTHO SEN-GUPTA is a film writer and director. Born in Mumbai. They worked as Art Director and Production Designer on feature films, TV series and commercials in India. They then studied Film direction at the FEMIS in Paris.
Let The Wind Blow (Hava Aney Dey) their first feature film, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and at various international film festivals. It was screened at the MoMA, NYC and at the Gungenheim, Berlin.
SUNRISE their second feature film starring Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, Star Trek, Discovery) premiered in Competition at the Busan International Film Festival and since screened at Tribeca, Munich, BFI London, Sitges, Sydney FF etc. It won the Best Film and the Best Cinematography Awards at the 2015 Durban Film Festival, Black Tulip for Best Film at the Imagine Film festival and a Honorable Jury Mention at the Munich Film festival. It was nominated at the Asia-Pacific Screen Academy Awards. It received excellent reviews from critics worldwide. SUNRISE was released in Germany (Rapid Eye Movies), France (Eurozoom) and the US (Breaking Glass Pictures).
SLAM, their third feature film (an Australian-French co-production) set in Sydney had its world premiere in the Official Selection Competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018.
Adam Bakri (Omar) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana) play the main roles. It was selected for the CineMart 2016 at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and 2016 Berlinale Co-Production Market of the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.
The film had its Australian premiere at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival in the Special Presentations at the State Theatre. The film released in selected cinemas in Australia to rave reviews. The film is set to release in France on
May 6 2020. JAN 21 2021 1 Dec 2021 (Covid cancellations)
SEN-GUPTA lives and works in Sydney and is currently developing their fourth feature film.
They also work at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) as Senior Lecturer in Directing.
Watch LET THE WIND BLOW on MUBI (coming soon)