Feature Films

Shankar’s Fairies (93 mins, 2021)

India, 1962. Shankar is the indispensable servant on the estate of the parents of little Anjana and her brother. The little girl loves his fantastical stories. Newly independent India is class-bound and exploitative. The mother handles the servants with a tough hand and the father commands his force with authority. Meanwhile, in the village, Shankar’s daughter gets sick, and he would like to go home…

World premiere at Locarno International Film Festival 2021 (Cineasti del Presente, In Competition)

Other festivals: TIFF Industry Selects, Busan IFF (Window on Asian Cinema), Chicago IFF (New Directors Competition), HKAFF (New Talent Competition), Göteborg IFF (Ingmar Bergman Competition), New Horizon 2022 (Third Eye section), Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival “Zerkalo” (Competition), Jakarta IFF, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Awards: Nantes 3 Continents (Montgolfière d’Argent Award), Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Grand Jury Honorable Mention), Dallas Fort Worth South Asian FF (Best Feature Award)

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