Mithya

Director: Sumanth Bhat
Starring: Athish Shetty, Prakash Thuminad, Roopa Varkady
Run time: 98 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18
Language: Kannada with English subtitles | Year: India | Country: 2023

Mithun, an impressionable eleven-year-old boy struggling to come to terms with the loss of his parents, is sent back to his idyllic home village to live with his estranged family. As he tries to adapt to his new surroundings, with locals squabbling over his custody, he learns of secrets that will change his life forever. Grounded by an extraordinary central performance from young actor Athish Shetty, Sumanth Bhat’s debut feature is a delicate coming-of-age tale exploring themes of loss and acceptance.

 

Director

Sumanth Bhat

An engineer by qualification and having worked in the IT industry for 5 years, Sumanth quit his job and moved back to his quiet, coastal hometown to set up his own design firm, while also pursuing his passion - film making. He made a few short films, acquainting himself with the nitty-gritty of the art of filmmaking, before finally deciding to wind down his design firm & take a plunge into full-time filmmaking. Mithya is his debut feature film.

Film Screenings

European Premiere

London | ICA
June 30, 2024 2:15 pm