Hawk's Muffin

  • 116'
  • India
  • 2022

A plane drops an atomic bomb, after which the pilot is ordered into hiding by the command centre. They have even rented a piece of jungle for him, where he starts a micro-community. However, a power struggle ensues between his half-blind granddaughter Ruby, the insomniac bodyguard, the priest appointed as her guardian by the pilot, and a policeman who says he is family. Things explode when Ruby befriends a mysterious stranger.

Like many science fiction films, Hawk’s Muffin is set in an unknown location, at an unspecified future date. However, this dystopian tale contains many elements familiar to contemporary viewers: eco-fascism, the refugee crisis, male dominance of women’s reproductive rights, capitalist excess, and geopolitical manipulation. The hallucinatory, hybrid work mixes experimental soundscapes and video clip choreography with mythology, references to history, and silent-film-style intertitles.

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Director
Krishnendu Kalesh
Country of production
India
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
116'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Prappeda
Language
Malayalam
Producer
Jayanarayan Thulasidas
Production Company
Hybrid Tellers
Sales
Krishnendu Kalesh
Screenplay
Krishnendu Kalesh
Cinematography
Manesh Madhavan
Editor
Kiran Das
Production Design
Indulal Kaveed
Sound Design
Nithin Lukose
Music
Bijibal Maniyil
Cast
Ketaki Narayan, Jayanarayan Thulasidas, Nithin George, Rajesh Madhavan, Mano Jose, Neena Kurup