A Night of Knowing Nothing

dir. Payal Kapadia / 2021 / India, France / 97min.
The film begins with a found object: a box of newspaper clippings and letters from a film student to her forbidden lover

The film begins with a found object: a box of newspaper clippings and letters from a film student to her forbidden lover. They met each other while they stood side by side in student protests against the growing influence of right-wing policies at the university. Yet he didn’t stand up to his own parents when they forbade him from seeing her again. Her pain, dreams, experiences, and observations about the changing political climate reflect those of many students in India today.

duration:
97 min
country / year of production:
India, France / 2021
director:
Payal Kapadia
cinematography:
Ranabir Das
producer:
Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff, Ranabir Das / Petit Chaos, Another Birth
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – Cannes IFF: Golden Eye Award – Best Documentary Film; 2021 – Toronto IFF; 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam
sections:
Love Stories
competitions:
Millennium Bank Award – Grand Prix Best Debut Award
tags:
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