Crescent Night

Gurvinder Singh

P&I Selection 2022

  • 108'
  • India
  • 2022

After 15 years in prison, for committing a murder to save his father’s honour, Modan returns to his village in Punjab. In his absence, the village’s power structure has shifted towards a landowner, to the detriment of his family. Worse still: his brother is the landowner’s lapdog.

Based on Gurdial Singh’s eponymous Crescent Night, this is the third part in Gurvinder Singh’s trilogy about patriarchal, hierarchic life in rural Punjab – after Alms for the Blind Horse (IFFR 2012) and The Fourth Direction (IFFR 2016). Here, Modan tries to restart his life. He repairs the family home, cares for his elderly mother, and finds love with a widow who has a young child. Yet, the past continues to affect this new life, and violence seems like the only a solution.

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Director
Gurvinder Singh
Country of production
India
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
108'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Adh chanani raat
Language
Punjabi (Panjabi)
Producer
Bobby Bedi
Production Company
Content Flow
Sales
Content Flow
Screenplay
Gurvinder Singh, Jasdeep Singh
Cinematography
Satya Rai Nagpaul
Editor
Avneesh Chhabra
Production Design
Lalit Mohan
Sound Design
Kanishk Bhoklay
Music
Marc Marder
Cast
Jatinder Mauhar, Samuel John, Mauli Singh, Dharminder Kaur, Raj Singh Jhinjher, Davindar Pubra, Sukhpreet Singh