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’
ResurrectionRam IFFR 2018 148′
The quiet life of a man and his handicapped daughter is thrown into turmoil when the local toxic waste mafia show up. Dazzling landscapes, extraordinary intimacy, political comment, a lyrical sense of realism unlike anything else in modern cinema and standout performances by Tamil superstar Mammootty and transsexual debutant Anjali Ameer.
Tamil M.A.Ram IFFR 2018 164′
Prabhat is not happy with his teaching job at a private school. In fact, Prabhat is not happy with the world. So he decides to give some of his pain and anguish back to society. A milestone in modern Tamil cinema: a study of alienation in the guise of a thriller.
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.
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.