The Bangle Seller

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.

 

Filmmaker
Ere Gowda
Premiere
World premiere
Country
India
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
103’
Language
Kannada
Producer
Vivek Gomber
Production Company
Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Sales
Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Writer
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