Director Praveen Morchhale’s WIDOW OF SILENCE took home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 17th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Reason (Vivek) (2018)
NAME OF FILM: REASON (VIVEK) (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Anand Patwardhan
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: An epic chronicle of India’s ongoing violence against its own people, Anand Patwardhan’s masterfully assembled documentary charts nearly a century’s worth of caste-related persecution carried out in the name of nationalist and religious ideology. Stretching from the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi to the more recent deaths of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, Reason provides a detailed account of the controversies surrounding the murders of many figures associated with the country’s “untouchable” Dalit caste, before exploring the community’s current-day protests and the acts of terrorism that have multiplied as a result of the country’s fall from democracy.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the sixth Art of the Real featuring a vibrant slate of nonfiction and hybrid films by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world.
Megha Ramaswamy’s THE ODDS, a coming-of-age tale about two teens who skip school on an important exam day and go on a fantastical journey through Mumbai, will close the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, and Paul Schrader’s First Reformed took the top spots among films released in 2018 on Film Comment’s annual end-of-year survey.
Reason by Anand Patwardhan won the Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the awards ceremony of the 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
The Toronto International Film Festival revealed the 46 breakout films from 50 international storytellers that will screen in its 2018 Discovery lineup,