National Award-winning director Gurvinder Singh’s next feature in Punjabi language, ‘Adh Chanani Raat’ (Crescent Night) is going to make its World Premiere at the prestigious 52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) held from January 26 to February 6, 2022. The film is part of the Harbour section which offers a safe haven to the full range of contemporary cinema that the festival champions.
Originally planned to be held physically, IFFR has moved online this year too for the second consecutive year due to growing concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant across Europe making it the first major European film festival to take the virtual route in 2022.
A Contentflow Studios production, ‘Adh Chanani Raat’ is produced by Bobby Bedi of Bandit Queen and Maqbool fame Vipul D Shah, Manmohan Shetty and Rajesh Bahl.
‘Adh Chanani Raat’ is Gurvinder Singh’s third feature in the trilogy of Punjabi language films after ‘Anhey Ghorey Da Daan’ (2011 Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti) and ‘Chauthi Koot’ (2015 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard) to be adapted from literary works of noted Punjabi authors.
Also, this is Gurvinder Singh’s second feature to be inspired from Gurdial Singh’s namesake novel, after his highly acclaimed debut feature, ‘Anhey Ghorey Da Daan’ (Alms for a blind horse).
Set in rural Punjab, ‘Adh Chanani Raat’ features an ensemble cast including the debut of Jatinder Mauhar as Modan (noted Punjabi director of Qissa Panjab, Mitti, Sarsa), Mauli Singh as Sukhi (indie publicist/producer) and professional actors like Samuel John (Ruldu), Raj Singh Jhinger (Geja), Dharminder Kaur (mother) and is shot by Satya Rai Nagpaul, edited by Avneesh Chhabra, music by Marc Marder, costumes by Navjeet Kaur and dialogues by Jasdeep Singh.