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Film screening. Carnival. 2012. India. Directed by Madhuja Mukherjee. 61 min.


Babu comes back home to Calcutta after his mother’s death. The character gets immersed into the whirl of the local carnival culture: the viewer can see on the screen a colourful crowd, fanciful texture and patterns of fabric replaced by flashes of light and gestures accompanied by disturbing sounds. Babu finds himself as if standing in the centre of a merry-go-round; around him there are fragments of memories and lights of the modern city. Carnival is a mixture of the silent movie and video art, as florid as an Indian design.

Screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2012.

The Russian Premier.

In the framework of the Deconstruction of Сinematic Realities Film Program.

GARAGE SCREEN is dedicated to exploring all forms of 20th and 21st century moving image work as a core component of contemporary culture. It explores and reflects key issues addressed by artists and filmmakers, tracks the evolution of the medium and considers its role at the crossroads of fine art, popular culture, cinema, media and documentary practices.
GARAGE SCREEN is developed by Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s film program as part of its Educational Program. Screenings and related events tackle the theoretical and practical issues raised by cinema.

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