Lalbagh

Lalbagh

LALBAGH a film directed by Prasanth Murali | India 2020 | 103′
Language: Malayalam with Italian Subtitles.

A garden bed full of Roses never goes unnoticed. We notice the flowers but not the thorns that lay amongst them. Lalbagh is a story that takes place in Bangalore – A city known for its constant buzz, freedom to love, to hate, the parties, dreamers and hustlers who have the hunger to win and the madness that comes with it.
Lalbagh talks about various issues in an urban lifestyle, family matters, work stress, mood disorders and more. Above all, what women really want.

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Director Statement
“It’s a female-oriented story told in a non-linear format,” says Prasanth, adding that the narrative often switches back and forth.  “It revolves around a murder that occurs after a birthday party and the subsequent search for the killer. It’s also about how it affects the guests of the party, especially the protagonist’s reaction to the incident.”  We have tried something new with the film. We aimed for something more realistic and intense, built on strong emotional grounds. It should be a new experience for the audience.”

To Let

To Let

TO LET a film directed by Chezhiyan Ra | India 2019 | 100 min.
Language: India Tamil with Italian Subtitles

Windows are a recurring motif in Chezhiyan’s To Let, which is aptly titled. They allow viewers to distant themselves from its characters and help structuring our perspective — it all depends on from where you see them. They also bring in a whiff of magical realism to the film and help in critical examination of the characters and their world. The film is filled with several scenes filmed from inside and outside a window. Midway through To Let, a character quotes Charlie Chaplin, explaining how the celebrated artiste turned his tragic life into comedy, to make people laugh. This is exactly what Chezhiyan does with his début film. It’s hard to imagine To Let as a feature film since it’s more of an autobiographical account on the director.

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Review
To Let is a quietly powerful film that superbly captures the economic imbalances that the information technology boom has created in our society, and the way it has impacted the lives of the middle-class