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Synopsis

Internationally renowned Partho Sen-Gupta created unpredictably captivating labyrinth of poetry, rage, fratricide, rumours, jealousy, grief and love in a suspenseful political thriller. Palestinian actor Adam Bakri (Oscar-nominated “Omar” by Hany Abu-Assad) effectively portrays young innocent man, who is pushed to denounce his sister and must trust no one, but personal intuition.

Over intense 24 hours we will observe outbreaks of xenophobia, hatred, bullying, radical terrorism, kidnapping, sorrowful loss, growing mistrust and revolutionary response in meaningful verses. Vulnerable people from different social classes, professions, religions and races will be confronted by suspicions, prejudices, thirst for revenge, longing and inspiring creativity.

A hijab wearing Australian activist of Palestinian origin suddenly disappears one evening after attending in a poetry slam in Sydney. Peaceful life of Ameena’s happily married brother Ricky immensely disrupted by media hype, false connections, dangerous accusations and various doubtful theories.

Partho Sen-Gupta was born in India and currently lives in Australia. His debut feature “Let the Wind Blow” (2004) was selected for the “Forum” of Berlin IFF and crime thriller “Sunrise” (2013) competed in “New Currents” of the Busan IFF.

Truly timely, powerful and universal Australian-French film may be dedicated to Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who was recently convicted just for posting a poem on social media in Israel.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Partho Sen-Gupta

(b. 1965) worked as Art Director and Production Designer on feature films, TV series and commercials in India. He then studied Film direction at the FEMIS in Paris. His first feature film, “Let the Wind Blow” premiered at the Berlinale. After living in France for over a decade, he now lives and works in Sydney. “Slam” is his third full-length feature.

Filmography
  • Let the Wind Blow (2004)
  • Sunrise (2014)
  • Slam (2018)
Tue, 27.11.2018
8:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall Scape
120102
Subtitles: 
EST
Screening code: 120102
Movie guests
Director Partho Sen-Gupta, Cast  Rachael Blake, Producer  Marc Irmer
Wed, 28.11.2018
9:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
131802
Subtitles: 
EST
Screening code: 131802
Sat, 01.12.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
160608
Subtitles: 
EST
Screening code: 160608
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: Australia, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 116 minutes
Language: English
Director: Partho Sen-Gupta
Producers: Marc Irmer, Tenille Kennedy, Michael Wrenn
Writer: Partho Sen-Gupta
DOP: Bonnie Elliott
Montage: Annick Raoul
Composer: Eryck Abecassis
Cast:  Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundi, Danielle Horvat
Productions: Dolce Vita Films, Invisible Republic, The Koop
Synopsis

Internationally renowned Partho Sen-Gupta created unpredictably captivating labyrinth of poetry, rage, fratricide, rumours, jealousy, grief and love in a suspenseful political thriller. Palestinian actor Adam Bakri (Oscar-nominated “Omar” by Hany Abu-Assad) effectively portrays young innocent man, who is pushed to denounce his sister and must trust no one, but personal intuition.

Over intense 24 hours we will observe outbreaks of xenophobia, hatred, bullying, radical terrorism, kidnapping, sorrowful loss, growing mistrust and revolutionary response in meaningful verses. Vulnerable people from different social classes, professions, religions and races will be confronted by suspicions, prejudices, thirst for revenge, longing and inspiring creativity.

A hijab wearing Australian activist of Palestinian origin suddenly disappears one evening after attending in a poetry slam in Sydney. Peaceful life of Ameena’s happily married brother Ricky immensely disrupted by media hype, false connections, dangerous accusations and various doubtful theories.

Partho Sen-Gupta was born in India and currently lives in Australia. His debut feature “Let the Wind Blow” (2004) was selected for the “Forum” of Berlin IFF and crime thriller “Sunrise” (2013) competed in “New Currents” of the Busan IFF.

Truly timely, powerful and universal Australian-French film may be dedicated to Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who was recently convicted just for posting a poem on social media in Israel.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Partho Sen-Gupta

(b. 1965) worked as Art Director and Production Designer on feature films, TV series and commercials in India. He then studied Film direction at the FEMIS in Paris. His first feature film, “Let the Wind Blow” premiered at the Berlinale. After living in France for over a decade, he now lives and works in Sydney. “Slam” is his third full-length feature.

Filmography
  • Let the Wind Blow (2004)
  • Sunrise (2014)
  • Slam (2018)