PLEASE NOTE:- All programmes at the NCPA scheduled for February 21 and onwards have been postponed until further notice. We regret the inconvenience caused. Refund for all tickets issued will be duly processed.
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with White Wall Screenings
There are so many wonderful short films being made in India, with auteurs at work in their own regions, and bold, new voices who are experimenting with form and technique. Short Film Corner hopes to connect movie lovers with these films and also open up dialogue with filmmakers, who in turn, get a chance to connect with their audiences. White Wall Screenings (WWS) was founded in 2017 as a community to facilitate a conversation between short filmmakers and film connoisseurs. WWS has successfully showcased more than 300 short films and also continues to conduct workshops, masterclasses and conversations around filmmaking and films.
9+1=1 is the first-ever film made on the subject of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide, also known as a silent killer, is one of the deadliest combinations of gases that can kill people within minutes without showing any physical symptoms. When we talk about air pollution, this gas is the least talked about when, in fact, it causes the highest number of deaths as compared to other gases. As per data from various sources, most of the deaths happen when household fumes are generated either while cooking or in an attempt to warm houses in winters. 9+1=1 is the story of a man who keeps nine paying guests in his house to earn extra income. One day, he leaves town and when he comes back, he finds that all the paying guests have died from inhaling poisonous carbon monoxide. The gas emanated from a makeshift coal tandoor they improvised to party in their landlord’s absence oblivious of the repercussions they could face.
Written & Directed by Rahul Yadav
Hindi/English Film with English Subtitles (20 mins)
Seconds before a meteor hits Earth, an awkward man confesses his love to his college crush on a farewell call with his school friends. But when the impact calculations turn out to be off by a few minutes, he still has time to have a last conversation with her before the world ends.
Directed by Arati Kadav
Storm in a Teacup
English Film (9 mins)
The film is about a newly married couple’s drama-filled argument which starts with an innocuous request of making tea. The tea-making process acts as a window to the wife’s changing forms of anger which morphs from the silent treatment, passive aggression, simmering anger to the eventual fit of fury.
Written & Directed by Shreyas Govindarajan
The film screenings will be followed by a discussion.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.50 pm.