Balekempa

Ere Gowda

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 103'
  • India
  • 2018

Kempana, a village bangle seller, roams the countryside adorning the hands and faces of women with beauty products. Yet, he seems to have little time for his own wife. The couple's inability to conceive is a concern of the whole family and a matter of village gossip. Kempana spends most of his time with his childhood friend Hanuma, while his wife seeks domestic and other help from the neighbours' kid. Will the couple's secret ever come out?

Unobtrusive camerawork delicately captures the scenic beauty and serenity of this patriarchal agrarian community in South India. The intrigue of the narrative and the minimalist directorial approach, together with the very genuine performances of non-actors from the village, including the director's own grandmother, give a special charm and elegance to this film debut. 

Winner FIPRESCI Award, IFFR 2018.

 

Director
Ere Gowda
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
India
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
103'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Bangle Seller
Language
Kannada
Producer
Vivek Gomber / Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Production Company
Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Sales
Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Screenplay
Ere Gowda
Cinematography
Saumyananda Sahi
Editor
Saumyananda Sahi
Production Design
Ere Gowda
Sound Design
Susmit Bob Nath
Music
Benedict Taylor, Naren Chandavarkar
Cast
Jnanesh, Bhagya Shree, Chandrashekar C.S, Nagaraju D.P