Kalyug
Showings
Scotiabank Theatre 7Fri, Apr 25 9:00 PM Not Available  
 
Scotiabank Theatre 7Sat, Apr 26 3:45 PM Not Available  
 
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4Sat, May 3 4:30 PM Rush Tickets  
 
Film Info
Runtime:74
Copyright:2013
Country Listing:Italy
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Official Rating:PG
Subtitles:NO
Language:Bhili
Hindi
(Subtitles)
Program Categories:Mystery, Myth & Legend
Film Subjects:Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Myths and Legends
Poverty
Religion & Spirituality
South Asian Cultures & Issues
Website:www.zeligfilm.it
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Juri Mazumdar
Producer(s):Lorenzo Paccagnella
Heidi Gronauer
Editor(s):Giorgio Chiodi
Executive Producer(s):Emanuele Vernillo
Nadia Caruso
Writer(s):Juri Mazumdar
Cinematographer(s):Anke Riester
Sound:Gero Hecker
Description
Around a campfire an old man tells stories about the dark age, Kalyug. Villagers listen engrossed to tales of the tragic princess Zahama, the mighty plague of demons and the heroic healer who came to save them. In this breathtaking debut from director Juri Mazumdar, folklore and legend are brought through to the modern day, as old tales from the indigenous Bhil are interwoven with situations faced by their people now. The first settlers on the plains of western Central India, the Bhil today find themselves crossing between their old world and modern India. Through the telling of stories from their past in mythic principles, we’re taken into modern-day poverty, AIDS, loss and guilt. Through the ghosts and legends of this beautiful land, we gain a sense of the people’s dignity, hopes and challenges, and the reflections between a mythic past and present. Charlotte Cook