Arun Karthick at IFFR
The Strange Case of Shiva
A real piece of author's cinema that contemplates a young designer's obsession with the photo of a girl. With no words, yet eloquently, the film dwells on the excitement of seduction and the presence of the unknown. Debut by a fresh new voice in Tamil cinema.
Candid portrait of a gentle man reduced to second-class citizenship as a Muslim in an India characterised by rising Hindu nationalism.
Stray FactoryStray Factory is a performing arts and new media company founded by Mathivanan Rajendran in 2010. The company’s interest lies in working with independent artists and filmmakers specifically from South India and taking their stories to a global audience. The company started with producing theatrical stage productions in India and across the globe before moving to films and digital content. Stray Factory produced one of South India’s first web series Black Sheep and also created Stray Stories, a non-fiction series around marginalised communities in South India.Rinkel FilmRinkel Film is an Amsterdam-based film production company founded by Reinier Selen in 1996. The company has produced a variety of multiple award-winning features, TV Series and TV films for the domestic and international market with content often inspired by true stories and always in co-production with international partners. Rinkel Film embraces emerging and established creatives by providing a creative atmosphere where quality is the only focus, choosing relevant and challenging stories that others might leave untold. In the past twenty years, Rinkel Film has produced more than 25 films and TV series and grossed over fifty awards and 275 festival selections.