India, 2021, 125′
by Rajdeep Paul, Sarmistha Maiti
Cast Tannistha BiswasJanardan GhoshAhana Karmakar
At 6 am on June 21, a doctor in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic meets a woman clad in a protective suit during his morning jog. After ignoring the woman’s pleas to see a patient at her house, he receives a blow to the head and collapses. Upon waking up, he finds himself trapped in the house of three women who call each other “mamoni.” The house is a swamp of time and space where the same people repeat the same actions and words every day at the same time. When the doctor, who only looks for an opportunity to escape, eventually becomes accustomed to the death-like life, a crack in time begins to appear. Co-directed by Rajdeep Paul and Sarmistha Maiti, House of Time is a suspenseful allegory about the pandemic times, with deepened misunderstanding and hatred among people. It was produced by Aurora Films, which has been producing and distributing Indian films since 1906.
Born in 1981, Rajdeep Paul is an independent filmmaker and writer. He graduated from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute and received the National Film Award with his first feature documentary AT THE CROSSROADS NONDON BAGCHI LIFE AND LIVING (2013). He has worked in various fields making documentaries, shorts, animated film, and new media projects, many of which have been introduced at numerous film festivals. He frequently collaborates with Sarmistha Maiti, who serves as his co-writer, co-director, and co-editor. His latest work is the film HOUSE OF TIME (2021), selected at Busan IFF 2021.
Born in 1979 in Kolkata, India, Sarmistha Maiti is an independent filmmaker, writer, and art critic. She graduated from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in India in 2007 and received PG Diploma in Film Editing. She won the National Film Award with her first documentary AT THE CROSSROADS NONDON BAGCHI LIFE AND LIVING (2013) and received the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award in 2017 with her short THE WOMAN… AND THE MAN (2016). She has co-directed, co-written, and co-edited numerous projects with Rajdeep Paul over the last ten years. Her latest work is the film HOUSE OF TIME (2021), selected at Busan IFF 2021.