Duvidha 1973 Ages 12+

1.30PM Sat 16 Oct 2021 (1hr 22mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Duvidha will screen from a 2K digital restoration.

Duvidha is an enigmatic masterpiece of Indian cinema that has been praised by the New Yorker's Richard Brody as "an extraordinary cinematic experience". Based on a Rajasthani folktale, it is the story of a puckish spirit who spies a newly married couple as they pass by the banyan trees in which he lives. Overhearing that the husband is to leave for five years on business, he takes the form of the absentee man to begin his own romance with the captivating bride. Director Mani Kaul crafts an utterly spellbinding supernatural love story that makes innovative use of freeze frames and modernist framing, with striking colour that recalls the exquisite imagery of Sergei Parajanov's The Colour of Pomegranates 1969.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 82 MINUTES, INDIA, HINDI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MANI KAUL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: NAVROZ CONTRACTOR / EDITOR: RAVI PATNAIK / PROD CO: FILM FINANCE CORPORATION, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS, RUPAYAN SANSTHAN, VISION ACTIONS WORKSHOP / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION / SCREENING FORMAT: RESTORED DCP