Films selected at Imagineindia 2017
KALO POTHI, Dir. Min Bahadur Bham | Nepal | 2015 | 90’
We are in the year 2001, a temporary ceasefire brings a much-needed break to a small war-torn village in Northern Nepal, bringing much joy among the residents. Prakash and Kiran, two young close friends, are also starting to feel the change in the air. Though they are divided by caste and social creed, they remain inseparable, and start raising a hen given to Prakash by his sister, with hopes to save money by selling her eggs. However, the hen goes missing. To find it, they embark on a journey, innocently unaware of the tyranny brought by the fragile ceasefire. Continue reading Kalo Pothi (Min Bahadur Bham) in Barcelona
FIG FRUIT AND THE WASPS, Dir. M. S. Prakash Babu | India | 2014 | 90’
Gouri, a documentary filmmaker takes a journey along with her friend. She is trying to collect material for her documentary project on instrumental music. They go to a village with the help of a schoolteacher. They travel to meet an instrumental musician, who has gone some place elsewhere to give a performance. Both are forced to stay in the village till the musician returns. Film tries to capture the human attitude when they are placed in a condition/situation/environment which is familiar and at the same time unfamiliar. As the seemingly simple yet complex situations develop, how these characters fits in to a landscape and climate as much mental as physical. Some time “vision” isn’t what is visible, sound isn’t exactly what is heard. Continue reading FIG FRUIT AND THE WASPS (M. S. Prakash Babu) In Barcelona
THE LAST SMILE, Dir. Shankey Srinivasan | India | 2016 | 87’
Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of an Indian-American immigrant in the San Francisco bay area, who must overcome his grief, and with the help of a private detective, fight against a multi-billion dollar diet supplement company that is responsible for the untimely death of his adult son. Continue reading The last smile (Shankey Srinivasan) in Barcelona
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