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Saturdays from the 2nd of March to the 13th of April 2019
Casa Asia presents a new film cycle with a selection of movies directed between 2017 and 2018, with India as the panoramic axis, of the daily lives of individuals that represent the vast majority. The geography of the poverty dominates the successive dramas that are depicted in each of these 5 movies, which are being projected during this month of March.
The landscape of insecurity constitutes the setting of all the stories narrated, with the intention of discovering the hidden and silenced lives although not any less significant for this reason. Only one of the five films is from Sri Lanka, but we have created this opportunity for its inclusion in this monographic because of the proximity to the themes its deals with. None of these movies usually gains access into the commercial circuits, and for this reason it seemed interesting to repeat the collaboration that we have been maintaining since a while with ImagineIndia International Film Festival to gain access to this minority cinema. It is a cinema that is a long way from the Bollywood genre and clearly tends to assert its view about the society based on the defence of pluralism, human rights and gender politics. A necessary cinema but that is not always within reach, since the cinematographic industry prefers to identify leisure with entertainment. The critical look that covers the films: Light in the Room (2017), Purdah (2018), Earth (2018), The Death of Us (2018) y Unsaid (2018) dedicatedly talks about the strength of a political cinema as this one as an instrument of denunciation that should interest all audiences.
LIGHT IN THE ROOM, Dir. Rahul Riji Nair | India | 2017 | 102 min | 2nd of March 2019, 8pm
PURDAH, Dir. Jeremy Guy | India, USA | 2018 | 71 min | 16th of March 2019, 8pm
+ THE PEANUT SELLER, Dir. Etienne Sievers | India, Germany | 2018 | 19 min
PAANGSHU (EARTH), Dir. Visakesa Chandrasekaram | Sri Lanka | 2018 | 85 min | 23rd of March 2019, 8pm
THE DEATH OF US, Dir. Vani Subramanian | India | 2018 | 76 min | 30th of March 2019, 8pm
UNSAID, Dir. Arjun Dutta | India | 2018 | 85 min | 13th of April 2019, 8pm
C/ Girona, 175
Price: 3,5 € | Prices for members of Cinemes Girona: 2 €
Casa Asia, ImagineIndia International Film Festival and Cinemes Girona