A look at our world in crisis from a truly oblique angle: Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state, home to some of contemporary cinema’s most edgy work.
Films in ‘House on Fire’
Speak with Your Mouth ShutBalaji Mohan IFFR 2018 140′
As the 'mute flu' virus spreads through town and country, social borders and conventions crumble – in silence. Add in the power-boozing boss of a drinkers' association, an orphanage in dire need and many other absurd, crazy, real elements and you have a splendid piece of socially conscious comedy.
PisasuMysskin IFFR 2018 114′
Siddharth gave it his all, but couldn't get an injured girl found on the streets to hospital in time to prevent her death. As Siddharth roams the streets helping the needy, strange things start to happen. A socially conscious horror film of the most nerve-wrecking, edge-of-the-seat-scary kind, with a surprising ending.
Wage WarMysskin IFFR 2018 160′
When boxes of chopped-off limbs appear all over the city on New Year's Eve, J.K. from CID's elite CB branch gets to work. Darkness soon takes his hand. A police procedural turns social expose turns meditation on the metaphysics of truth, by way of a homage to Kurosawa and Kitano.
I Am GodBala IFFR 2018 125′
Rudran was send away from home as a child by his superstitious father. When Rudran, an aghori (an ascetic man of the Gods, dwelling at times among the dead) throws his lot in with a bunch of human-trafficking beggars, his life becomes hell. Seeing is believing. You haven't seen anything like this before.