Rotterdam 2021: Riders of Justice, with Mads Mikkelsen, is a philosophical revenge thriller

Posted on February 2, 2021

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And yes, digital versions of film festivals are another reminder that all the ‘convenience’ in the world can’t make up for the theatrical experience.

Spoilers ahead…

Earlier this week, I was in conversation with Indranil Roychowdhury, who is doing the festival rounds with his Indo-Bangladeshi co-production, Mayar Jonjal (Debris of Desire). The film – which premiered last year at the Shanghai International Film Festival, and will next play at the International Film Festival of Kerala – is an amalgamation of two short stories by Manik Bandopadhyay, and I asked Indranil about his decision to let these two stories play out in parallel (as opposed to letting the first story play out, come to a conclusion, and then beginning the next one, like we see in anthologies). He said something very interesting. He said that the challenge for a filmmaker working today, after a century of cinema, is that all stories have been told. So there needs to be a constant effort to find something new, something that cuts through the clutter…

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