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Genre: film essay
Synopsis

The film starts with a note: „This film is culled from interviews and dreams of pickpockets, street vendors, small scale factory workers, daily wage earners, domestic workers, loaders, rickshaw pullers and many others labouring in the city of Shahjahanabad, Old Delhi,” which seems the gate to a classic documentary.

Way so far of what we will find if we dare to enter: an unusual, inspiring, funny, audacious, creative and surprisingly engaging portray of Old Delhi. Debutant Anamika Haksar sails among fiction, interviews, documentary chapters, street performances and amusing screwball moments, jumping from real life to character’s dreams, in a playful summit of folklore, evolving sound, special effects interventions, oneiric fantasies, dances and native songs with a bizarre and smartly broken-beat editing which keeps you stuck to the screen. Yes, all that: A chant to Old Delhi making the most of the cinematic sources.

The director reveals himself as a Delhi lover who narrates in images and sounds the heart and soul of the city and achieves to extend his affection to viewers. Following the path of its odd and colourful characters, changing space and structure which each unfolding event, you will feel seduced by an unexpected discovery.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Anamika Haksar

is an Indian theatre director. Having first trained under Badal Sarcar and then with B.V. Karanth at the National School of Drama (NSD), she later went to the State Institute of Theatre Arts, Moscow. She won the Sanskriti Award for developing a new theater language in India in 1995. In 2016, she was invited to the Kochi Biennale to exhibit an acclaimed theatre installation.

Filmography
  • Taking the horse to eat jalebis (2018)
Mon, 26.11.2018
8:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
110307
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 110307
Movie guests
Director Anamika Haksar, Cast  Ravindra Sahu
Fri, 30.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
151302
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 151302
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: India
Year: 2018
Duration: 121 minutes
Language: Hindi
Director: Anamika Haksar
Producer: Anamika Haksar
Writer: Anamika Haksar
DOP: Saumyananda Sahi
Montage: Paresh Kamdar
Composer: Tyrax Ventura
Cast: Raghuvir Yadav, Rabindra Sahu, Gopalan, Lokkesh Jain
Production: Gutterati Productions
Synopsis

The film starts with a note: „This film is culled from interviews and dreams of pickpockets, street vendors, small scale factory workers, daily wage earners, domestic workers, loaders, rickshaw pullers and many others labouring in the city of Shahjahanabad, Old Delhi,” which seems the gate to a classic documentary.

Way so far of what we will find if we dare to enter: an unusual, inspiring, funny, audacious, creative and surprisingly engaging portray of Old Delhi. Debutant Anamika Haksar sails among fiction, interviews, documentary chapters, street performances and amusing screwball moments, jumping from real life to character’s dreams, in a playful summit of folklore, evolving sound, special effects interventions, oneiric fantasies, dances and native songs with a bizarre and smartly broken-beat editing which keeps you stuck to the screen. Yes, all that: A chant to Old Delhi making the most of the cinematic sources.

The director reveals himself as a Delhi lover who narrates in images and sounds the heart and soul of the city and achieves to extend his affection to viewers. Following the path of its odd and colourful characters, changing space and structure which each unfolding event, you will feel seduced by an unexpected discovery.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Anamika Haksar

is an Indian theatre director. Having first trained under Badal Sarcar and then with B.V. Karanth at the National School of Drama (NSD), she later went to the State Institute of Theatre Arts, Moscow. She won the Sanskriti Award for developing a new theater language in India in 1995. In 2016, she was invited to the Kochi Biennale to exhibit an acclaimed theatre installation.

Filmography
  • Taking the horse to eat jalebis (2018)