Short Film Screenings
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 that 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.
Hindi film with English subtitles (14 mins)
Anubhav Verma is a middle-aged, white-collar office-goer who has been forced to relocate to his present home to support his only son’s studies targeting premier engineering institutions of the country. He is getting increasingly frustrated when he sees the wards of his neighbours settling into jobs, while his son has not achieved anything significant. Thus, his sense of equanimity is disturbed, and he starts to assign reasons, real as well as imaginary, to his ‘poor’ health. His imaginary ill health increasingly begins to affect his mental state, which in turn starts to disturb the equilibrium in his family. This leads to scenes of acerbic altercations with his wife and son. As things seem to hurtle inexorably towards a violent climactic showdown, something suddenly happens which brings the Vermas back on track.
Directed by Rahul Srivastava
Hindi/English film with English subtitles (20 mins)
Seconds before a meteor hits the 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
Gujarati film with English subtitles (20 mins)
A day-long encounter between an old, almost bedridden, grandmother who has supposedly lost her memory and a young girl called Mrinalini, sparks up an intriguing conversation. Mrinalini draws an unlikely parallel between her present and her grandmother-in-law’s past. The conversations also bring to light the fact that the grandmother is very much in possession of her memories as she emerges as a representative of the suppressed woman. Several things are left unsaid and the unsaid makes up the essence of the story mapping a connection between two women, separated by age, and brought together by an eroding identity.
Directed by Nainisha Dedhia
The film screenings will be followed by a discussion.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6:20 pm.
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