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’
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.
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.
Cold HeartKarthik Subbaraj IFFR 2018 171′
The latest generation of Tamil auteurs found its way into the film industry through short film competitions on TV. Cold Heart pays tribute to this weird world in the guise of a grimly gutsy gangster film; a dark comedy of manners whose jokes are so well-aimed they hurt. Woah!
Evil EngulfsNalan Kumarasamy IFFR 2018 135′
Das, a professional kidnapper (cum world-class bullshitter) takes on a bunch of young assistants. One of Das' main principles is: never kidnap someone involved in politics. So what do you do if you're tricked into doing just that? A wild and crazy mix of crime flick and sharp social satire!