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Programme 2018

FEATURE NARRATIVES

  • BAMBOO DOGS

    BAMBOO DOGS

    Khavn
    Philippines | 2018 | 83 min
    4 Nov, 5:30 pm, PictureTime

    This crime-thriller-cum-road-movie is based on the 1995 Kuratong Baleleng massacre in Manila. On what should...Read More

  • BHONSLE

    BHONSLE

    Devashish Makhija
    India | 2018 | 133 min | Hindi | Director Attending
    2 Nov, 5:45 pm, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    In an era when scheming Marathi politicians use violence to rid Maharashtra of Bihari migrants,...Read More

  • EE. MA. YAU.

    EE. MA. YAU.

    Lijo Jose Pellissery
    India | 2017 | 120 min | Malayalam
    3:15 pm, 2 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Set in a Keralan-Catholic fishing village, this naturalistic satire revolves around the sudden death of...Read More

  • FATHER TO SON

    FATHER TO SON

    Hsiao Ya-Chuan
    Taiwan | 2018 | 115 min | Mandarin
    12:45 pm, 2 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Featuring a complex, multi-linear narrative, Father to Son focuses on 60-year-old Van Pao-Te, an amateur...Read More

  • GHODE KO JALEBI KHILANE LE JA RIYA HOON

    GHODE KO JALEBI KHILANE LE JA RIYA HOON

    Anamika Haksar
    India | 2018 | 121 min | Hindi | Director Attending
    3:15 pm, 3 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    This love letter to the syncretic culture of Old Delhi, or Shahjahanabad, is based on...Read More

  • HAMID

    HAMID

    Aijaz Khan
    India | 2018 | 108 min | Hindi, Urdu | Director Attending
    6 pm, 4 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    In this sensitive, Kashmir-set drama, eight-year-old Hamid’s father has gone missing and his mother, Ishrat,...Read More

  • HOUSE OF MY FATHERS

    HOUSE OF MY FATHERS

    Suba Sivakumaran
    Sri Lanka | 2018 | 95 min | Tamil, Sinhala
    3:35 pm, 4 Nov, PictureTime

    Suba Sivakumaran’s powerful debut feature concerns two warring Sri Lankan villages—one Tamil, one Sinhala. When...Read More

  • LITTLE FOREST

    LITTLE FOREST

    YIM Soon-rye
    South Korea | 2018 | 103 min | Korean
    10:30 am, 2 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Based on Daisuke Igarashi’s 2002 manga comic-book series of the same name, this gentle live-action...Read More

  • MA•AMA

    MA•AMA

    Dominic Sangma
    India | 2018 | 123 min | Garo
    6:15 pm, 3 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Set in a village on the border between Meghalaya and Assam, Ma•ama concerns 85-year-old Philip...Read More

  • NAMDEV BHAU: IN SEARCH OF SILENCE

    NAMDEV BHAU: IN SEARCH OF SILENCE

    Dar Gai
    India | 2018 | 84 min | Hindi, Marathi | Director Attending
    1 Nov, 5:30 pm, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Namdev Bhau is a 65-year-old chauffeur who’s near the end of his career and the...Read More

  • NAMME

    NAMME

    Zaza Khalvashi
    Georgia, Lithuania | 2017 | 91 min | Georgian

    In the mountains of Georgia, the elderly Ali is approaching the end of his life...Read More

  • THE GOLD-LADEN SHEEP AND THE SACRED MOUNTAIN

    THE GOLD-LADEN SHEEP AND THE SACRED MOUNTAIN

    Ridham Janve
    India | 2018 | 97 min | Gaddi | Director Attending
    10:30 am, 4 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Improvised from a 15-page treatment and featuring a cast of locals, this mystical drama is...Read More

  • THE RED PHALLUS

    THE RED PHALLUS

    Tashi Gyeltshen
    Bhutan | 2018 | 85 min | Dzongkha | Director Attending
    12:45 pm, 3 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    In the gloomy, remote valley of Phobjika in central Bhutan lives the widow Ap—a traditional...Read More

  • THE SWEET REQUIEM

    THE SWEET REQUIEM

    Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam
    India, USA | 2018 | 91 min | Tibetan | Directors Attending
    1:15 pm, 4 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    Dolkar is a 26-year-old Tibetan living in exile in Delhi. Outwardly fun-loving with a busy...Read More

  • WARU

    WARU

    Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene
    New Zealand | 2017 | 86 min | English, Māori
    1 pm, 4 Nov, PictureTime

    In a unique take on the portmanteau genre, nine female Māori filmmakers present eight interconnected...Read More

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

  • 48 YEARS: SILENT DICTATOR

    48 YEARS: SILENT DICTATOR

    Hiroshi Sunairi
    Japan | 2017 | 75 min | Japanese | Director Attending
    2 Nov, 3:45 pm, PictureTime

    In 1968, former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada was convicted of mass murder. He was subsequently...Read More

  • A LONG WAY HOME

    A LONG WAY HOME

    Luc Schaedler
    Switzerland | 2018 | 73 min | English | Director Attending
    3 Nov, 4:45 pm, PictureTime

    In an entertaining and moving plea for human solidarity, Luc Schaedler’s latest documentary takes us...Read More

  • BOOM FOR REAL

    BOOM FOR REAL

    Sara Driver
    USA | 2017 | 78 min | English
    3 Nov, 10:30 am, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    In 1978 nascent artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was a teenager living on the streets of New...Read More

  • IN THE INTENSE NOW

    IN THE INTENSE NOW

    João Moreira Salles
    Brazil | 2017 | 127 min | Portuguese
    2 Nov, 12:45 pm, PictureTime

    Directed and narrated by João Moreira Salles, this meditative film essay explores the political revolutions...Read More

  • OF FATHERS AND SONS

    OF FATHERS AND SONS

    Talal Derki
    Germany, Syria, Lebanon | 2018 | 93 min | Arabic
    4 Nov, 10:30 am, PictureTime

    Exiled Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki returns to his homeland to spend two years undercover with...Read More

  • RAGHU RAI: AN UNFRAMED PORTRAIT

    RAGHU RAI: AN UNFRAMED PORTRAIT

    Avani Rai
    India, Finland | 2017 | 55 min | English, Hindi | Director Attending
    4 Nov, 4 pm, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

    As legendary photographer Raghu Rai travels across Kashmir to catalogue unrest in the region, he...Read More

  • RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA

    RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA

    Stephen Nomura Schible
    USA, Japan | 2017 | 102 min | Japanese
    2 Nov, 6 pm, PictureTime

    Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of one of the most important musicians of...Read More

  • THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A SOUND AND PICTURE ALBUM

    THE BEKSIŃSKIS. A SOUND AND PICTURE ALBUM

    Marcin Borchardt
    Poland | 2017 | 120 min | Polish
    3 Nov, 7 pm, PictureTime

    Filled with distinctive Eastern European black humour, this is the story of outstanding Polish painter...Read More

  • THE DISPOSSESSED

    THE DISPOSSESSED

    Mathieu Roy
    Canada, Switzerland | 2017 | 183 min | English, French, Chichewa, Hindi | Director Attending
    3 Nov, 10:30 am, PictureTime

    In a mind-boggling paradox, three quarters of the earth’s malnourished inhabitants are themselves food producers....Read More

SHORTS

  • A LETTER TO HOME

    A LETTER TO HOME

    Mukul Haloi
    India | 2018 | 25 min | Assamese
    2 Nov, 14:00, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    Glimpses of lives from a village in Assam reveal the relationship between its history and...Read More

  • AMMA MERI

    AMMA MERI

    Tarun Jain
    India | 2018 | 30 min | Hindi | Director Attending
    4 Nov, 12:30 pm, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    In a rural village in northern India, penniless dairy farmer Balram faces the sudden death...Read More

  • EYE TEST

    EYE TEST

    Sudha Padmaja Francis
    India | 2017 | 16 min | Malayalam
    2 Nov, 14:00, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    A check-up at an eye clinic evokes memories for 27-year-old Nivedita of her lonely childhood...Read More

  • KHURAFAT

    KHURAFAT

    Abhijeet Phartiyal
    India | 2018 | 23 min | Hindi | Director Attending
    4 Nov, 12:30 pm, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    In the small town of Almora in Uttarakhand, ‘Art Sir’ tries to teach his students...Read More

  • NAMAGE NAVU GODEGE MANNU | DISTANT

    NAMAGE NAVU GODEGE MANNU | DISTANT

    Natesh Hegde
    India | 2018 | 19 min | Kannada | Director Attending
    4 Nov, 12:30 pm, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    An old man searches for his lost cow as though searching for his very life,...Read More

  • PASHI

    PASHI

    Siddharth Chauhan
    India | 2017 | 32 min | Pahari | Director Attending
    2 Nov, 14:00, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    In a remote Himachali Village, a teenage boy is swept up by a whirlwind of...Read More

  • SAKHISONA

    SAKHISONA

    Prantik Basu
    India | 2017 | 26 min | Bengali
    4 Nov, 12:30 pm, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    Sakhisona tells the story of a mound near Mogulmari in West Bengal and the nearby...Read More

  • THE OPEN DOOR

    THE OPEN DOOR

    Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk
    Bhutan, UK| 2018 | 15 min | Dzongkha

    This short drama follows the story of a Bhutanese woman, Pema, over more than half...Read More

  • TUNGRUS

    TUNGRUS

    Rishi Chandna
    India | 2018 | 13 min | Hindi, English | Director Attending
    2 Nov, 14:00, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    This short documentary follows a week in the life of a middle-class Mumbai household which...Read More

  • TWO BROTHERS

    TWO BROTHERS

    Raghbir Singh Toor
    India | 2017 | 20 min | Punjabi | Director Attending
    4 Nov, 12:30 pm, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    In 1990, as violence and unrest spread across Punjab, two Sikh brothers wait at a...Read More

CHILDREN'S FILMS

  • ABU ADNAN

    ABU ADNAN

    Sylvia Le Fanu
    Denmark | 2017 | 25 min | Danish, Arabic
    3 Nov, 10 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    Having secured residency in rural Denmark, Sayid—a refugee doctor from Syria—prepares to establish a new...Read More

  • BEAUTY

    BEAUTY

    Christina Willings
    Canada | 2018 | 23 min | English
    3 Nov, 10 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    In a world of fixed positions and prescribed roles, expanding the definition of gender requires...Read More

  • CHUSKIT

    CHUSKIT

    Priya Ramasubban
    India | 2018 | 90 min | Ladakhi | Director Attending
    2 Nov, 10:30 am, PictureTime

    Sprightly Chuskit lives in a remote village in Ladakh and dreams of attending school. But...Read More

  • CROSS MY HEART

    CROSS MY HEART

    Luc Picard
    Canada | 2017 | 102 min | French
    2 Nov, 10 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    As their family teeters on the edge of collapse, 12-year-old Manon and her little brother...Read More

  • HADIA

    HADIA

    Sinem Sakaoğlu
    Germany, Turkey | 2017 | 6 min | Arabic
    2 Nov, 10:30 am, PictureTime

    Six-year-old Tarek is a refugee from Syria. He is also a superhero – or at...Read More

  • RAMMAT GAMMAT

    RAMMAT GAMMAT

    Ajitpal Singh
    India | 2018 | 18 min | Gujarati | Director Attending
    3 Nov, 10 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    Rammat Gammat is the moving tale of two young boys from different backgrounds who bond...Read More

ROYAL STAG BARREL SELECT LARGE SHORT FILMS

  • HER FIRST TIME

    HER FIRST TIME

    Divya Unny
    India | 2018 | 8 mins | Hindi, English | Director Attending
    3 Nov, 11:45 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    A gynaecologist deals with a sensitive pregnancy whilst, at home, her daughter has her first...Read More

  • SHAME

    SHAME

    Anusha Bose
    India | 2018 | 30 mins | Hindi, English
    3 Nov, 11:45 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    In this dark comedy, a maid at a posh hotel is fired after trying on...Read More

  • SYAAHI

    SYAAHI

    Varun Tandon
    India | 2017 | 24 min | Hindi | Guest Attending
    3 Nov, 11:45 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    A young boy accidentally sells his father’s manuscript to pay for a place on a...Read More

  • TU

    TU

    Rahul Nangia
    India | 2018 | 7 min | Hindi
    3 Nov, 11:45 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    Mixed-faith couple Supriya and Murtuza try to keep their relationship alive whilst struggling to make...Read More

  • TYSON

    TYSON

    Sanjay Bhatia
    India | 2018 | 13 min | Hindi
    3 Nov, 11:45 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    A police station is controlled by an officer named Tyson. A family is terrorized by...Read More

  • WATERBABY

    WATERBABY

    Pia Shah
    India | 2016 | 15 min | Englis, Konkani | Director Attending
    3 Nov, 11:45 am, Dekyi Tsering Auditorium

    The arrival of a new girl in school compels a shy 11-year-old boy to face...Read More

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