30.09. - 09.10.2021

That Cloud Never Left India 2019 | 65 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Yashaswini Raghunandan

YASHASWINI RAGHUNANDAN (*1984) is an artist and film-maker. She studied in Mumbai and at the Royal College of Art in London and currently holds a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

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HYBRID At the gates of Kolkata, old film footage is given a new purpose. In the village of Daspada, hundreds of toys are produced every day: rattles, whistles, windmills, all made by hand. The raw material is old strips of film, detritus from the archives of Bollywood. It’s not so much the pictures that are used by the workers, more the material and the clicking sound that the strips of film make. Medial relicts are thus recycled to toys and given a new purpose. With her documentary, Yashaswini Raghunandan adds another level to the process and in the context of a solar eclipse interweaves fictional elements to give it a fairy tale-like quality.
Original title: That Cloud Never Left
Film type: Experimental
Original language: Bengali
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan
Cast: Toymakers and toysellers of Daspara
Producer: Yashaswini Raghunandan, Namita Waikar, P. Sainath
Director of Photography: Paromita Dhar
Production Design:
Editor: Abhro Banerjee
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Yashaswini Raghunandan
Production: People's Archive of Rural India
Contact: Yashaswini Raghunandan:


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