2015: 12th edition
september 2 - 12
PROGRAM

01/09/2015 h 19:45Perla 2
Press, Industry

08/09/2015 h 17:00Perla
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Followed by Q&A

11/09/2015 h 22:00Perla 2
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Official Selection

Island City


by Ruchika Oberoi
India, 2015, 110', color, DCP
World Premiere, First Feature

screenplay
Ruchika Oberoi
cinematography
Sylvester Fonseca
editing
Hemanti Sarkar
music
Sagar Desai
sound
Niraj Gera
art direction
Krishnendu Chowdhury
costumes
Anirban Haldar
Rajesh Kumar

cast
Vinay Pathak (Suyash Chatturvedi)
Amruta Subhash (Sarita Joshi)
Tannishtha Chatterjee (Aarti Patel)
Chandan Roy Sanyal (Jignesh)
Samir Kochhar (Purshottam)
Uttara Baokar (Ajji)
Ashwin Mushran (COO Ajay Sharma)
Sana Sheikh (Vaidehi)

producer
Nina Lath Gupta
production
National Film Development Corporation

world sales
Stray Dogs
15 rue Chevert, 75007, Paris, France
Ph. +33 1 43225640

The film follows three stories set in Mumbai. The first one is about a middle-aged man who wins the office "Fun Committee Award", which entitles him to a whole day full of fun. He is most reluctant to leave the safety of his cubicle, but he has to. The second story begins with a domineering pater familias, Anil, who is on life support. Seeking some relief, his family decides to buy a TV, which Anil had banned; now, every night, the family plugs into a popular soap. The third one centers on Aarti, whose repetitive existence has slowly made her more and more mechanical and numb. Then one day there arrives a most intimate letter and everything changes.
"Control, the loss of agency, the heroism of resistance, emptiness and eventual assimilation… at some level each of the three stories connects with these themes. [...] Shifting between the absurd, the comic and the tragic, these stories have allowed me to explore, in a light-hearted as well as deeply emotional way, several contradictions visible in our society in flux." [Ruchika Oberoi]

RUCHIKA OBEROI is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Island City is her debut feature. The script for Island City was part of the NFDC Screenwriters' Lab 2012, which was held in Venice during the 2012 Venice Film Festival and in Goa during the Film Bazaar 2012.

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01/09/2015 h 19:45Perla 2
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