24.9. - 3.10.2020

Firaaq India 2008 | 101 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Nandita Das

Nandita Das, born in 1969, is a renowned actress and has appeared in such films as Deepa Mehta’s “Fire” (1996) and “Earth” (1998). “Firaaq” is her feature film writing and directing debut.

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The Brecht citation“Will there be singing in the dark times?” serves Nandita Das as motivation in her directorial debut. It is set against the background of the bloody conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat in the year 2002, and shows the fates of a whole range of people, from a Hindu-Muslim couple to a Muslim orphan who seeks shelter with a Hindu woman. A deeply moving mosaic of images that reflects the terrible gash torn through the public and the private Indian society.
Orig. Title: Firaaq
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Director: Nandita Das
Screenplay: Shuchi Kothari, Nandita Das
Cast: Naseruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Deepti Naval, Raghuveer Yadav
Producer: Rahul Merchant
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Rajat Dholakia, Piyush Kanojia
Director of Photography: Ravi K. Chandran
Production Design: Gautam Sen
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
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Production: Percept Picture Company


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