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JANANI’S JULIET

Directed by PANKAJ RISHI KUMAR | 53' | India

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Synopsis

Kausalya lost her husband Shankar, when they were attacked by her family members for marrying against their wish. Deeply disturbed by a spate of honor killings, a Pondicherry based theatre groups sets out to introspect on the implications of caste, class and gender. They adapt Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Pankaj Rishi Kumar graduated from FTII Pune in 1992 with a specialisation in Film Editing. He made his first film Kumar Talkies in 2000. Kumar is now a one-man crew producing, directing, shooting and editing his own films under the banner Kumar Talkies. He has won grants from Hubert Bals, IFA, Jan Vrijman, Banff, Majlis and Sarai, among others, and was an Asia Society fellowship at Harvard Asia Centre (2003). He is an alumnus of Asian Film Academy (Pusan) and Berlin Talents (2016). He also curates and teaches.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  53'
Language :   English,
Country :   India,
Director :   PANKAJ RISHI KUMAR
Producer :  Rajiv Mehrotra
Release Year :   2019

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
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