We present a list of 4 Films and 6 Documentaries you cannot miss at the 9th Jaipur International Film Festival that is taking place from January 7th – 11th, in Jaipur (India).
Being There by Thomas Luechinger – Switzerland | 2016 – 96 min.
The documentary portrays four people from different cultures giving care to dying people. They present different ways how to show up for dying individuals in the last period of life, reflecting on their relation to death and dying. The protagonists raise the question whether we should adopt a new ArsMoriendi in today’s time – a new art of dying – as was the case in the Middle Ages – that would comprehend dying as a vital part of life and that could enrich our lives again by dealing with our death more consciously.
January 8th, 2017 – Manipal University – 5:05 pm
January 10th, 2017 – Tivoli, Golcha Cinema – 11:00 am
Blood Lions by Bruce Young – South Africa | 2015 – 85 min.
Blood Lions follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about captive lion breeding and canned hunting.
January 9th, 2017 – Nile, Golcha Cinema – 6:30 pm
Chitrokar (The Last Mural) by Saibal Mitra – India | 2016 – 149 min.
The story of the film CHITRAKAR (THE LAST MURAL) is inspired by two incidents in the life of two legendary painters. Binod Bihari Mukherjee of India and Mark Rothko of US.
January 8th, 2017 – Nile, Golcha Cinema – 6:30 pm
La Isla by Ahmed Boulane – Morocco | 2016 – 82 min.
Ibrahim, a Moroccan soldier, is sent to a deserted island off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. His orders are to monitor the movements of drug smugglers and illegal immigrants, but–a pawn in a larger game–he is being used by his superiors for murkier aims. Ibrahim finds a Sub-Saharan man, Mamadou, washed up on the beach. While the unlikely pair tries to survive on the small, stony island, they inadvertently trigger a diplomatic incident that crescendos into a regional military crisis. Based on actual events.
January 10th, 2017 – Manipal University – 11:00 am
Sabina K by Cristóbal Krusen – US | 2015 – 125 min.
Sabina, a divorced mother of two small children, falls in love with an old friend from the Bosnian war. The two plan to marry, but things go terribly wrong.
January 9th, 2017 – Manipal Universiity – 11:00 am
Thanks Boss (Merci Patron!) by Francois Ruffin – France | 2016 – 83 min.
For the Klurs, nothing is going right: their factory that had made suits for Kenzo (LVMH) was relocated abroad. Now unemployed and in debt, the couple stands to lose their home. That’s when François Ruffin knocks on their door. Can they manage to pull one over on Bernard Arnault, CEO of the world’s leading luxury group and France’s richest man?
January 8th, 2017 – Manipal University – 11:30 am
January 11th, 2017 – Rajasthan Prod Siksha Samiti – 1:00 pm
The Dying of the Light by Peter Flynn – US | 2016 – 95 min.
Largely unchanged for more than a century, the projection of photochemical film faces an uncertain future in the digital age. The practice of handing and projecting film is in danger of being lost; and the role of film projectionist is nearing extinction. THE DYING OF THE LIGHT explores at the history and craft of motion picture presentation through the lives and stories of the last generation of career projectionists. By turns humorous and melancholic, their candid reflections on life in the booth reveal a world that has largely gone unnoticed and is now at an end. The result is a loving tribute to the art and romance of the movies—and to the unseen people who brought the light to our screens.
January 10th, 2017 – Rajasthan Prod Siksha Samiti – 1:00 pm
The Thinking body by Kadambari Shivaya – India | 2016 – 81min.
Experiencing the self is a reflexive perception of one’s emotions and an interpretation of one’s innermost consciousness. It is an expression of THE THINKING BODY and an acknowledgement of being alive. Therefore we dance. And also the films explains the different layers of spirituality in INDIAN form through classical intervention and our culture.
January 8th, 2017 – NIla, Golcha Cinema – 4:15 pm
Train Driver’s Diary by Milos Radovic – Serbia | 2016 – 85 min.
During his professional career, every train driver inadvertently kills 20 to 30 people. Their victims are usually suicides, careless, drunken, or justabsent-minded people. This is a tragic comedy about innocent murderers and their lives.
January 9th, 2017 – Tivoli, Golcha Cinema – 3:15 pm
White Rage by Arto Halonen – Finland | 2015 – 73 min.
The film is also about our society: a society without sufficient understanding or desire to address the emergence of school violence.
January 11th, 2017 – Tivoli, Golcha Cinema – 9:00 am