Director: Anurag Kashyap Starring: Taapsee Pannu, Saswata Chaterjee, Rahul Bhatt Run time: 120 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Year: 2022 | Country: India
OPENING NIGHT GALA | RED CARPET FROM 17:00
Strand: EXTRA-ORDINARY LIVES
India’s internationally best known director, Anurag Kashyap, returns to the festival, this surreal Sliding Doors style story, telling of a young nurse (Taapsee Pannu), who moves in with her husband and daughter, next to a derelict house. Searching through the new place they come across an old camcorder. Playing it during an electric storm the nurse, freakishly connects live to a little boy who lived in the house decades before, but died. In an attempt to stop the boy’s death she begs him not to go next door to the deserted house. He delays and this not only disrupts time, but her own life story with terrible consequences.
Q&A with Anurag Kashyap and other special guests
Interview by Anna Smith (Girls On Film Podcast, Deadline & BBC)
Anurag Kashyap is a unique talent and is India’s best-known filmmaker on the global festival circuit. His Netflix series Sacred Games was a global smash hit. He flits across genres, ranging from edgy, provocative fare like Dev. D, Ugly, Raman Raghav 2.0 to the two-part Godfather-like rural gangland epic Gangs Of Wasseypur, the political punch of Gulaal and Black Friday, and the unusual love stories Manmarziyaan and Mukkabaaz. Known for his outspoken nature, Kashyap pulls no punches and his deep insights on cinema are valued around the world.
London | BFI Southbank
June 23, 2022 6:00 pm
Q&A with special guest