Nooreh (Ashish Pandey) India

Ashish Pandey
India.  2018.  22 min

Set in Kashmir, the film introduces us to young Nooreh whose life in a small village on the Indian-Pakistani border is disrupted by daily crossfire.  One night, Nooreh discovers that she can control the gun battle by keeping her eyes open and vows to constantly stay awake.


Ashish Pandey wins at Busan Film Fest with Nooreh.

Ashish crossed the barrier of the spoken word with his first short THE CABIN MAN (2007), which dealt with the loneliness of an old railway cabin man guarding an abandoned cabin. In his second short OPEN DOORS, he learnt to camouflage the plot with the stillness of time and the oldness of the space. NOOREH, set in a border village, was actually shot in a border village, and won the Sonje award for Best Short at the Busan International Film Festival in 2018. Ashish graduated from Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata, with a specialization in Sound.


Nooreh Poster - RGB


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