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’
TaramaniRam IFFR 2018 150′
Single mother Althea and brooding loner Prabunath meet at a bus stop sheltering from the rain. A relationship begins, so full of misunderstandings and paranoia it seems only a miracle can save the lovers. A masterful social-realist melodrama that maintains a balance between excess and restraint, the ordinary and the unique.
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.
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.
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.