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Dharamshala international film festival 2 - 5 nov 2017

Programme 2016

FEATURE NARRATIVES

  • A KOREAN IN PARIS | PARIS Y HANKOOK NAMJA

    A KOREAN IN PARIS | PARIS Y HANKOOK NAMJA

    Jeon Soo-il
    South Korea | 2015 | 86 mins | French, Korean | Indian Premiere | Director Attending

    A Korean in Paris is a steadily absorbing portrait of a man trawling the ugly...Read More

  • APPRENTICE

    APPRENTICE

    Boo Junfeng
    Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar | 2016 | 96 mins | English, Malay | Director Attending

    Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison....Read More

  • HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT

    HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT

    Khyentse Norbu
    Bhutan | 2016 | 96 mins | Dzongkha | Crew Members Attending

    In this intriguing Buddhist-themed drama, a group of people meet in the jungles of Bhutan...Read More

  • HIGHWAY | HIGHWAY EK SELFIE AARPAR

    HIGHWAY | HIGHWAY EK SELFIE AARPAR

    Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
    India | 2015 | 137 mins | Marathi | Director Attending

    Highway is the kaleidoscopic tale of passengers travelling along the Mumbai to Pune expressway in...Read More

  • KAMMATIPAADAM

    KAMMATIPAADAM

    Rajeev Ravi
    India | 2016 | 177 mins | Malayalam | Director Attending

    Kammatipaadam tells a story of the transformation of a city from its lush green serene...Read More

  • KÖPEK

    KÖPEK

    Esen Isek
    Switzerland | 2015 | 98 mins | Turkish | Indian Premiere

    Köpek portrays the lives of three lonely characters fighting to find love, or even a glimmer...Read More

  • LATHE JOSHI

    LATHE JOSHI

    Mangesh Joshi
    India | 2016 | 103 mins | Marathi | Actor Attending

    Set in Pune, Maharashtra, Lathe Joshi tells the tale of a skilled lathe worker whose...Read More

  • MANE DE PHERE | CIRCLES OF THE MIND

    MANE DE PHERE | CIRCLES OF THE MIND

    Sanjeev Kumar
    India | 2016 | 73 mins | Himachali | Director Attending

    Set in the Kangra Valley, close to Dharamshala, Mane de Phere is the story of...Read More

  • MISS BULALACAO

    MISS BULALACAO

    Ara Chawdhury
    Philippines | 2015 | 91 mins | Filipino | Indian Premiere

    Set in a small Filipino seaside town, Miss Bulalacao employs subversive fantasy to ask how...Read More

  • TEN YEARS | SAP NIN

    TEN YEARS | SAP NIN

    Kwok Zune, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Ng Ka-leung
    Hong Kong | 2015 | 103 mins | Cantonese | Indian Premiere | Director Attending

    In this dystopian portmanteau film from Hong Kong, five young directors envision the state of...Read More

  • THE ISLAND FUNERAL | MAHASAMUT LAE SUSAAN

    THE ISLAND FUNERAL | MAHASAMUT LAE SUSAAN

    Pimpaka Towira
    Thailand | 2015 | 105 mins | Thai | Indian Premiere | Director Attending

    In this genre-twisting drama, two Muslim siblings from Bangkok—Laila and Zugood—together with Zugood’s friend Toy,...Read More

  • THE VIOLIN PLAYER

    THE VIOLIN PLAYER

    Bauddhayan Mukherji
    India | 2015 | 74 mins | Hindi | Director Attending

    This short feature recounts a day in the life of a failed Bollywood session violinist...Read More

  • THE WOUNDED ANGEL | RANENYY ANGEL

    THE WOUNDED ANGEL | RANENYY ANGEL

    Emir Baigazin
    Kazakhstan, France, Germany | 2016 | 112 mins | Kazakh | Indian Premiere | Producer Attending

    Set in the mid-1990s, on the dusty steppes of economically depressed post-Soviet Kazakhstan, The Wounded...Read More

  • THITHI

    THITHI

    Raam Reddy
    India, USA | 2015 | 132 mins | Kannada | Director Attending

    Set in a village in Karnataka and featuring a non-professional cast, comedy-drama Thithi concerns the...Read More

  • VICTORIA

    VICTORIA

    Sebastian Schipper
    Germany | 2015 | 140 mins | German, English, Spanish

    Shot in one continuous take, the adrenaline-charged Victoria begins in a techno club in Berlin...Read More

  • VISAARANAI | INTERROGATION

    VISAARANAI | INTERROGATION

    Vetri Maaran
    India | 2015 | 106 mins | Tamil, Telugu

    Four innocent men find themselves caught up in a web of police corruption in this...Read More

  • WHAT’S IN THE DARKNESS | HEI CHU YOU SHEN ME

    WHAT’S IN THE DARKNESS | HEI CHU YOU SHEN ME

    Wang Yichun
    China | 2015 | 98 mins | Mandarin | Indian Premiere

    In 1991, in a small Chinese town, the body of a raped teenage girl is...Read More

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

  • A SYRIAN LOVE STORY

    A SYRIAN LOVE STORY

    Sean McAllister
    UK | 2015 | 76 mins | English, Arabic, French | Indian Premiere | Director Attending

    A Syrian Love Story provides a heart-breaking glimpse into conflicts in the Middle East, looking...Read More

  • BROTHERS | BRACIA

    BROTHERS | BRACIA

    Wojciech Staroń
    Poland | 2015 | 70 mins | Polish | Indian Premiere

    This moving documentary focuses on Mieczysław and Alfons Kulakowski, two elderly Polish brothers who, as...Read More

  • DIDI CONTRACTOR: MARRYING THE EARTH TO THE BUILDING

    DIDI CONTRACTOR: MARRYING THE EARTH TO THE BUILDING

    Steffi Giaracuni
    Switzerland | 2016 | 82 mins | English, German, Hindi | Director and Guest Attending

    For the past two decades, American-born architect Didi Contractor has been combining rural tradition with...Read More

  • HEART OF A DOG

    HEART OF A DOG

    Laurie Anderson
    France, USA | 2015 | 75 mins | English | Indian Premiere

    Centring on Laurie Anderson's beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, who died in 2011, this is a personal essay on love and loss... Read More

  • MOD | THE TURN

    MOD | THE TURN

    Pushpa Rawat
    India | 2016 | 69 mins | Hindi | Director Attending

    Pushpa Rawat’s documentary Mod was sparked by her desire to reach an understanding of her...Read More

  • SONITA

    SONITA

    Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
    Germany, Switzerland, Iran | 2015 | 91 mins | English, Farsi | Indian Premiere | Director Attending

    Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s challenging documentary follows the story of Sonita Alizadeh, a displaced 14-year-old from...Read More

  • THE LAST DALAI LAMA?

    THE LAST DALAI LAMA?

    Mickey Lemle
    USA | 2016 | 84 mins | English | Indian Premiere | Director Attending

    Mickey Lemle’s new documentary takes an intimate look at the 14th Dalai Lama’s main preoccupations...Read More

  • THE SHEPHERDESS OF THE GLACIERS | LA BERGERE DES GLACES

    THE SHEPHERDESS OF THE GLACIERS | LA BERGERE DES GLACES

    Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet
    France, India | 2015 | 74 mins | Ladakhi | Director Attending

    On a rock-strewn mountain, 5,000 meters high in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, lives shepherdess...Read More

  • VIETNAM THE MOVIE

    VIETNAM THE MOVIE

    Nguyen Trinh Thi
    Vietnam | 2016 | 54 mins | Multiple Languages | World Premiere | Director Attending

    Vietnam the Movie uses a carefully structured montage of clips from drama and documentary films...Read More

SHORTS

  • ASMAD

    ASMAD

    Prabhjit Dhamija
    India | 2016 | 34 mins | Hindi, English | Indian Premiere | Director and Crew Attending

    In a rustic village near Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, a young boy is haunted by guilt...Read More

  • DAARAVTHA | THE THRESHOLD

    DAARAVTHA | THE THRESHOLD

    Nishant Roy Bombarde
    India | 2016 | 30 mins | Marathi

    On the brink of adolescence, young Pankaj is caught between the confines of a strict...Read More

  • GHUSPAITHIYA | INFILTRATOR

    GHUSPAITHIYA | INFILTRATOR

    Gurvinder Singh
    India, Turkey | 2016 | 15 mins | Punjabi

    Based on a newspaper story, Ghuspaithiya is the satirical tale of a pigeon that apparently...Read More

  • KUSH

    KUSH

    Shubhashish Bhutiani
    India | 2013 | 25 mins | Hindi | Director Attending

    A teacher travels back from a field trip with her class of ten-year-olds and tries...Read More

  • LEECHES

    LEECHES

    Payal Sethi
    India | 2016 | 27 mins | Urdu, Dakhani | Director Attending

    A Muslim woman, Raisa, lives with her three younger sisters in Hyderabad’s chaotic Old City....Read More

  • PAPA

    PAPA

    Siddharth Chauhan
    India | 2016 | 28 mins | Hindi | Asian Premiere | Director Attending

    After an accident leaves their lives permanently blighted, a paralysed mother, Sushma, and her young...Read More

  • ROYAL CAFE

    ROYAL CAFE

    Tenzin Dazel & Remi Caritey
    France | 2016 | 40 mins | Tibetan, English, Swiss-German | World Premiere | Director Attending

    Dazel, a young Swiss-born Tibetan woman staying in Paris, abandons her humdrum life to pursue...Read More

  • SIX STRANDS

    SIX STRANDS

    Chaintanya Tamhane
    India | 2011 | 16 mins | Gibberish

    A mysterious, lonely woman lives in a strange, utopian society in the hills of Darjeeling,...Read More

  • THE GUIDE

    THE GUIDE

    Pankaja Thakur
    India | 2016 | 25 mins | Hindi

    Having made it through an eventful day, a working village woman decides to change the...Read More

  • WATER AND ICE

    WATER AND ICE

    Lharigtso
    Finland | 2016 | 9 mins | World Premiere

    A young man cuts out hearts from a sheet of paper and drops them into...Read More

CHILDREN'S FILMS

ROYAL STAG BARREL SELECT LARGE SHORT FILMS

  • CHUTNEY

    CHUTNEY

    Jyothi Kapur Das
    India | 2016 | 17 mins | Hindi

    When small-town housewife Vanita invites newly married Rasika over to share her recipes, facades melt...Read More

  • INTERIOR CAFÉ NIGHT

    INTERIOR CAFÉ NIGHT

    Adhiraj Bose
    India | 2016 | 13 mins | Hindi

    Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel star in this unlikely love story set in a quaint...Read More

  • THAT DAY AFTER EVERYDAY

    THAT DAY AFTER EVERYDAY

    Anurag Kashyap
    India | 2016 | 21 mins | Hindi

    Three women overcome sexual harassment on a bus in maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s emotional roller-coaster...Read More

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