Tamil Nadu cinema is unlike anything in the rest of India. The best of it is often driven by a sense of fear and anger, producing films that regularly test audiences in terms of poetics, violence, satire and political urgency. Two auteurs from very different backgrounds, Ram and Balaji Mohan, will explain to guest programmer and moderator Olaf Möller, and to Indian film researcher Stefan Borsos, the particular conditions for filmmaking in India’s southernmost state. They will address why something so seemingly local might have global significance and how the edgiest and brightest of Tamil cinema can be an example to filmmakers all over the world.

Sat 27 Jan, 11:30-13:00, Hilton Le Jardin, free admission