Title: S Durga
Language: Malayalam
Duration: 90 mins
Venue & Time: 06:30pm | The Stein Auditorium

Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan | Cast: Rajshri Deshpande, Kannan Nayar, Vedh, Sujeesh KS, Arunsol, Bilas Nair, Byju Netto, Sujith Koyikkal

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Synopsis:
Durga, a north Indian migrant and a Keralite youth named Kabeer are running away on a midnight. They are waiting for a transport to the nearest railway station to catch a train to a distant place. Two small gangsters, transporting arms, offer assistance to the couple.

The hapless “Durga” encounters a cross section of the society through the rest of the night. Parallel to the journey of Durga, another mysterious event intercuts in the film. In a Kerala village, devotees perform ‘Garudan Thookkam, a ritual art form submitted as a reward for the problems solved in the abode of Goddess Kali, who represents Goddess Durga’s personified wrath & embodied fury.

Production: NIV Art Movies
Cinematography: Prathap Joseph
Editing: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Sound: Harikumar Madahavan Nair
Music: Basil C J
Festivals & Awards:
Hivos Tiger Award in International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017, Golden Apricot Award in the International Feature Competition category in Yerevan International Film Festival 2017, Best International Feature Narrative in Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico Expresión en Corto International Film Festival 2017, Best Feature Film in the Geneva International Film Festival 2017, Award for Professional Achievement in the Tarkovsky Film Festival in Russia for the excellence in cinematography, The Young Jury award in the 53rd Pesaro Film Festival, Special mention from the Official Jury in the 53rd Pesaro Film Festival, Jury Mention for Direction in Cinema Jove, International Film Festival of Valencia, Spain, Jury Mention for Music Track in Cinema Jove, International Film Festival of Valencia, Spain, 19th Jio Mami Film Festival 2017 Mumbai India, NFDC FILM BAZAAR – DI Award 2016, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017, New Directors/New Films Festival 2017, Vilnius International Film Festival 2017, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2017, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival 2017, Sydney Film Festival 2017, Tarkovsky Film Festival 2017, Art Film Festival 2017, Pesaro International Film Festival 2017, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, London Indian Film Festival 2017, Cinema Jove Film Festival 2017, Taipei Film Festival 2017, Lima Independiente International Film Festival 2017, Yerevan International Film Festival 2017, Guanajuato International Film Festival Expresión en Corto International Film Festival 2017, New Horizons Film Festival 2017, Anonimul International Film Festival 2017, 19th Jio Mami Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival
Age suitability: U / A
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Title: Raju
Language: Kannada
Duration: 107mins
Venue & Time: 07:00pm | Gulmohar

Director: Nanditha Yadav | Cast: Prakash Raj, Prakash Belwadi, Pallavi

Synopsis:
This is the story of a 9 year old village boy Raju who comes from a very poor family. His father is struggling with one acre land trying to survive with his family like millions of Indian farmers.
Production: Vivek Kajaria, Nilesh Navalakha, Harish Chaudhary, Nilakanth Munde, Sunil Patil
Screenplay: Nanditha Yadav, Ganesh Yadav
Cinematography: Anant Urs
Editing: Suresh Urs
Music: Illaiyaraja
Awards & Festivals: Karnataka State Award for Best Story (2017), 20th International Children’s Film Festival
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Shashi Kapoor Tribute
Title: In Custody
Language: Hindi
Duration: 126 mins
Venue & Time: 07:00pm | Amaltas

Director: Ismail Merchant | Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth, Neena Gupta, Tinnu Anand, Prayag Raj, Ajay Sahni, MazaBi

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Synopsis:
One of India’s renowned poets, Nur, now leads a comfortable life, surrounded by well-wishers, fellow-poets, several wives, and relatives. This is what struggling writer, Deven, expected to write about Nur when he was assigned to write about him. What he found was a grossly overweight male, surrounded by greedy friends and relatives, and three wives – one a bitter older woman, Safiya; second a neglected but talented one named Imtiaz, and the third, Sarla, a shrewd and calculating woman, who was selling Nur’s poems as her own. Will Deven’s presence initiate some change in Nur’s lifestyle, or will Deven himself become one of Nur’s lazy followers.
Production: Wahid Chowhan, Paul Bradley, Donald Rosenfeld
Screenplay: Anita Desai (novel), Shahrukh Husain
Cinematography: Larry Pizer
Editing: Roberto Silvi
Music: Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan
Festivals & Awards:
Age suitability: U / A
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Title: Teen Aur Aadha
Language: Hindi/Marathi/English
Duration: 119mins
Venue & Time: 08:30pm | The Stein Auditorium

Director: Dar Gai | Cast: Jim Sarbh, Zoya Hussain, Suhasini Mulay, MK Raina

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Synopsis:
The story of one house in three different eras. Where 50 years ago it was divided between a school and an apartment, in which a young boy struggles with the pressures of pre- pubescent school life, coupled with being compelled to share a tiny room with his paralysed, disconsolate grandfather. Who in turn has devious plans for the child’s 12th birthday which happens to fall on a leap year. The same building 20 years later becomes home to a brothel, where a young unexploited concubine is dealing with her self- proclaimed “first” client who has a strange inability to fulfil his physical desire unless obligated to the duress of a transaction to do so. Now, 30 years later these same walls surround a sublime home which belongs to a soul-stirring 75 year old couple who love, laugh and dance together. They whisper the secrets of time forgone and seemed to have overcome the undying need for love and escape which seems to have plagued the inhabitants of this house in the past.
Production: Dheer Momaya
Screenplay: Dar Gai
Cinematography: Aakash Raj
Editing: Shubham Mehta
Sound: Rakshit Thantry
Music: Vivienne Mort
Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival of Kerala – Indian Premier, Jaipur International Film Festival – Special Jury Award, Dhaka International Film Festival, London Indian Film Festival, Calicut International Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Awards – Best Debut Feature, Indian World Film Festival – Best Screenplay, Lake City International Film Festival – Opening Film, Melbourne Independent Film Festival – Best Debut Feature, Best Actress (Zoya Hussain), Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Argentina), Delhi International Film Festival, Real Time International Film Festival (Nigeria), Rieti & Sabina Film Festival (Italy), Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival, Porto Femme International Film Festival (Portugal)
Age suitability: 15 years and above

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