Tue 29 Jun / Part 1

Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

Cert. 15

Festivals & Series

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

89 mins

IND/USA/PAK/NPL | dir. Various | in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Nepali with EN subs

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition is a rare chance to see the works of talented and emerging filmmakers who are exploring themes of South Asian experience, that also in different ways reflect the humanist ideals of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The winner will be announced on 2 July at the Closing Night Gala. 

Tue 29 Jun 6.30pm 

Competitions includes:

 
Lata

21 mins | dir. Alisha Tejpal | in Hindi, Marathi
Honing a quiet strength, Lata, a domestic worker, navigates her way through an upper-class home in South Mumbai. Doors consistently open and close, giving Lata selective access to the various realities that occupy this space

 
Black Goat

12 mins | dir. Tang Yi | in Nepali, English
A new girl at a nunnery has her first period after hearing a late-night ghost story. She believes that she has been cursed and needs to sacrifice a black goat to avoid further misfortune

 
Dhulo

25 mins | dir. Tathagata Ghosh | in Bengali
A young firebrand woman decides to stand up against the patriarchy and hate politics that has begun to infiltrate her rural Bengali village and threatens to destroy her way of life. 

 
Anita

18 mins | dir. Sushma Khadepaun | in Gujarati
While attending her sister’s wedding in India, Anita tells her family of some big news and is pushed to question whether her life in America is any better than those in her hometown. 

 
1978

17 mins | dir. Hamza Bangash | in Urdu
Pakistan, 1978. Lenny, a rockstar from the Goan-Christian community, is offered the chance to reinvent himself as a state sanctioned singer. With Islamic fervor gripping the nation, he must decide if he can change with the times. 
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Bookings

Tue 29 Jun
Ciné Lumière