Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

Feet Upon the Ground

Directed by Vipin Vijay | |



The creative self of the celebrated filmmaker is explored through self-reflections, memories and conceptual interventions. Two strands of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s artistic becoming over the decades: queries about sociocultural reality and the search for significant cinematic form, have been braided and positioned again and again till the questions of life and questions of form ultimately get merged one into one other.

The Director says, “The film primarily presents the Master in spaces relating to his past and present, within diversely constructed cinematographic situations and scrutinies. Within the interstices of the guided tour of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s creative topography by the Master himself, his artistic preoccupations are being hinted at in materialized form by unusual folding of some of the cinematic elements and sequences across the rich tapestry of his work”.

[director]Vipin Vijay, award winning Indian screenwriter and Film Director graduated from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata. In 2003, he received the Charles Wallace Arts Award for research at the British Film Institute (BFI), London. His films have won the short Tiger Award – Rotterdam, Best Film – Signs Du Nuit, Paris, National Film awards, India (twice), Grand Jury Award MIFF, Golden pearl HIFF, Kodak award, Kerala State Film & TV Award (thrice), Padmarajan Puraskaram, IDPA Award (thrice), John Abraham National Awards (thrice) and the Hassankutty Award- IFFK 2010. Apart from being widely screened in film festivals like Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Oberhausen, Montreal, Japan, Vladivostok and art museums like Serpentine Gallery, London, Ullens Centre for Contemporary art (UGCA) Beijing, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, two of his works have been acquired for permanent archives at the United States Library of Congress. A recipient of the prestigious Sanskriti Award for cultural achievement in filmmaking in India, his debut feature titled “Chitrasutram” (The Image Threads), premiered in the Tiger Award competition at the 2011 International Film Festival of Rotterdam. A retrospective of his short films was held in Oberhausen International Film Festival 2015.[/director]


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