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Peddlers · dir. Vasan Bala
India 2012, 116’


10/23, 15:30 · Baj Pomorski – hall A


Peddlers is an attempt to get into the scarred guilt ridden minds lurking around the Massive Metropolis that’s Mumbai. For whom going up and coming of age has been more of accumulation of guilt and covering up their short comings and out casting themselves than learning profound life lessons and finding love or a career.At another level it also follows these characters who are ticking time-bombs with a self destructive streak. Of course it’s not a prequel to a serial killer movie or a sociopath spreading the idea of dooms day or anything but just a journey testing the threshold of these self-designated outcasts in a bustling city with lonely souls. As the director put it: “Through these characters in the film I wanted to explore a rather subtle simmering undercurrent of abandonment and wanting. Also exploring the padding etiquette, education and civil society has given to a race which will eventually resort to it’s basic survival instincts, which can be seen in the age old tales of Love and Betrayal.”

Director:Vasan Bala
Screenplay:Vasan Bala
Music:Karan Kulkarni
Cinematography:Siddharth Diwan
Editing:Prema Saigal
Cast:Gulshan Devaiah, Nishikant Kamat, Kriti Malhotraand, Siddharth Menon
Awards:Selekcja do MFF w Cannes – Zakwalifikowany do Międzynarodowego Tygodnia Krytyki oraz do konkursu do nagrody Złotej Kamery na MFF w Cannes / Cannes Festival Selection – Selected for the International Critics Week and in competition for the Camera do’r Awards, Cannes International Film Festival (2012)

Vasan Bala was born on July 20, 1978 in Mumbai. He feels quite proud to be among the last of the VCR generation. He grew up in the 80’s on Hindi Cinema’s worst aesthetic era and on Kungu Fu movies. As he realized a lot of things late in life, so was the inevitable switch to wanting to be a filmmaker. Again a few more months of aimless drifting led to filmmaker and now mentor Anurag Kashyap. A few short film meanwhile were made by him and he also worked as a writer on the yet to be filmed Bombay Velvet to be directed by Anurag Kashyap. He work also with Michael Winterbottom on the Trishna.

Filmografia / Filmography:

  • 2012 – Peddlers

2012 Programme

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