PARTHO SEN-GUPTA is a film writer and director. He was born in Mumbai. He worked as Art Director and Production Designer on feature films, TV series and commercials in India. He then studied Film direction at the FEMIS in Paris.
LET THE WIND BLOW (Hava Aney Dey), His 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.
His second feature film SUNRISE (Arunoday) premiered at the Busan IFF 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) and now available on worldwide on Netflix, Amazon and Itunes (US).
SLAM, his 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 on 27 November.
On the 15th June 2019 the film will have its Australian premiere at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival in the Special Presentations at the State Theatre.
Adam Bakri (Omar) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Lantana) are cast to 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.
SEN-GUPTA now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.