16.09.22 | A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING (FR/IN 2021, Payal Kapadia)

FR/IN 2021, D: Payal Kapadia, Doc, 96′, OV with English subtitles, DCP

“Eisenstein, Pudovkin! We shall fight, we shall win!” students of the state film academy of Pune are chanting – their demonstration is directed against the designation of a right-wing, conservative actor as a new faculty director. Resistance has built up because of the policy of the Hindu-nationalist governing party BJP, which systematically degrades religious minorities, women and Dalits. Director Payal Kapadia depicts these conflicts also from the perspective of the lover L., who gets a hold of her lover – who belongs to another caste – only by letters. Beside the longing messages from L., mostly monochrome, self-shot images manifest themselves, which are poetically entangled with material of TV reports and surveillance cameras.

Fri 16 SeptSchaubühne Lindenfels
8 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€