Director: Vandana Kataria
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
It is winter in a prestigious all boys’ boarding school, where children continue to practice age-old rituals and codes bound by years of hierarchy. Shay is picked on constantly. Shay and Pia, the spunky daughter of the new Junior School Principal are cast as Bassanio and Portia in the Founder’s Day production of Merchant of Venice. Murali, the charismatic drama teacher unknowingly adds salt to Baadal’s wounds by casting him as Shay’s understudy. Indignant, Baadal vows to get Shay’s part at any cost and turns to his buddy Arjun for help. Events take a sinister turn when Shay walks in on Arjun, Baadal, and their cronies on a debauched night.
Vandana Katariabegan her career in films as a production designer working on films such as ‘Shanghai (2012)’, and ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (2015)’. She was selected to be a part of the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2016, and directed the music video ‘Jungli Sher’ for Indian rap sensation DIVINE, shot entirely on an iPhone 6S in the same year.
Festivals and Awards
New York Indian Film Festival 2018
Asian American International Film Festival 2018
Saturday 10th Nov
Free entrance / Limited capacity