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Guest country India

NAINSUKH

Amit Dutta
India, Switzerland
 - 2010

In the middle of the 18th century, an extraordinary master painter Nainsukh from the Himalayan foothills of Guler sets out on a journey to meet his patron in the small hill-state of Jasrota. He finds his match in the eccentric employ of Balwant Singh, the only testimony of which were to remain the painter’s intimately observant portraits of his employer.

Amit Dutta

Experimental filmmaker and screenwriter born in Jammu, India in 1977. He studied at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and rose to international acclaim with his short film ‘To Be Continued’ (2007), which won awards including the FIPRESCI Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. His first feature film, ‘The Man’s Woman and Other Stories’ (2009), won the Jury’s Special Mention Prize in Venice. He has made more than 40 films and published six books. His works , selected at festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Rome, Bombay, Vienna and Jeonju, range from literary adaptations, fiction, documentation, video-diary and animation, often blurring genres in an attempt to engage directly with the subjects.

Screenings

Tue. 24, 21:45
Tue. 24, 21:45
Tue. 24, 21:45
82 min.
Sat. 28, 19:45
Sat. 28, 19:45
Sat. 28, 19:45
82 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Amit Dutta
SCREENPLAY
Amit Dutta, Eberhard Fischer, Ayswarya Dutta
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Mrinal Desai
EDITOR
Amit Dutta, Eberhard Fischer
SOUND
Manoj Kathe, Ajit Singh Rathore
MUSIC
Dishari Chakraborty
PRODUCED BY
Eberhard Fischer
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Museum Rietberg Zurich
CAST
Manish Soni, Nitin Goel, Sriniwas Joshi, Gautam Vyathit, Mohan Singh, Rajesh K., Alpana Valpeyi, Ankit Raina
VOICES
B.N. Goswamy, Durgesh Sharma, Ashish Sharma, Aneesh Sharma, Ajay Slathiya, Lucky Gupta, Sudershan Dutta, Tarun
RUNNING TIME
82 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
India, Switzerland
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2010
VERSION
O.V. in Dogrish with English and Spanish subtitles

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