Youth (2015): Age is Overrated

Melancholic symphony of life & death, ironically titled “Youth” is a unique lyrical amalgamation of philosophical exploration about life, memories, regrets, aging and redemption, but above all, Youth (2015) is a beguiling mood piece.

Natsamrat [2016]: Et tu, Brute?

In Natsamrat (The Emperor of Theater), which is a Shakespearean tragedy of the highest melodramatic order. Things have been placed in such honest manner that their similarities pave way for a little applause nonetheless. Bolstering with a soulful, devastating and deeply satisfying performance by Nana Patekar, the film leaves a mark in spite of its roaring run time.

Sometimes in April [2005]: A Hard-Hitting Docudrama

Haitian film-maker Raoul Peck’s TV movie “Sometimes in April” (2005) opens on April 7th, the day of remembrance of the victims of the Rwandan Genocide (800,000 people were killed in 1994). A girl in a Kigali school asks her teacher Augustin Muganza about what could have been to stop the killings. Augustin answers with a set of ‘Maybe’, and eventually says the truth “I don’t know what could have been done”. It’s that uncertainty which haunts all of us humans trying to understand an act of genocide. “Sometimes in April” doesn’t treat its perpetrators as ‘monsters’, who have shed their human skin to maul innocent civilians.

Boy and the World [2015]

Boy and the World is tragic & starkly bleak allegory of how miserable the world has become , showcasing perpetual vicious cycle of changing world’s implications on human condition and human relationship that is governed by human needs against their own will. Boy & the World takes a look at the ever changing outside of the world & the dynamic mechanism of socio-political functioning that influence the boy emotionally and physically. It uses boy as lens to see the horror of daily life.

The Tribe [2015] : Love & hatred don’t need translation

The Tribe (Plemya) is an unflinching,visceral & bold story of culture of deaf teenagers, which is told entirely in non penetrable untranslated Ukrainian sign language. This unpleasantly dark tale of deaf teenage seems to set in the real world, supported by non-professional actors add to the grittiness and observational realistic tone to it , and it offers much more than usual teenage school drama.

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