Films from different regions of India are distinguished among others by the language spoken. So, for example, films from the state of Kerala are called Malayalam because it is the language spoken in Kerala. Similarly, in the state of Karnataka, you can go watch “Kannada” films (as the State language is called Kannada). Fortunately, in most other States the language is called the same as its region (Bengali in West Bengal or Assamese in Assam).

Friday 28th of February

19:00 – Chuskit

21:00 – Aamis / Ravening

Saturday 29th of February

19:00 – Half Widow

21:00 – Hellaro / The Outburst

 

Chuskit

CHUSKIT

The carefree life of little Chuskit, whose big dream is to go to school, is suddenly altered after an accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down. The beautiful Himalayan landscape in her Ladakhi village suddenly turns into an insurmountable barrier. While her peers go to school daily, Chuskit is bound to spend all her time with the strict head of the family, her grandfather Dorje, who is literally the epitome of old times. But Chuskit is not going to give up her dreams. The film is inspired by a true story and is the recipient of the BEST FILM AWARD at the 66th Indian National Film Awards.
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Director: Priya Ramasubban
Language: Ladakhi (with English and Czech subtitles)
Length: 89 minutes
Year: 2018
IMDB rate: 8.2


Hellaro

HELLARO / THE OUTBURST

The Gujarati film Hellaro takes place in the 1970s in a remote village of the Kutch desert. Here, local women live in an absolute subordinate position to their men, who deny them one of their main pleasures: dancing, and more specifically dancing a traditional dance said to bring rain. But their desire for freedom is enhanced after the encounter of a wandering drummer. The film with a strong feminist charge won the Best Feature Film award at the National Film Awards 2019.
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Director: Abhishek Shah
Language: Gujarati (with English and Czech subtitles)
Length: 121 minutes
Year: 2019
IMDB rate: 9.0


Aamis

AAMIS / RAVENING

A married paediatrician accidentally becomes acquainted with the quite younger Sumon, a history student with a special interest in the customs of Asamese indigenous people. From there stems his desire to taste the meat of unusual animals, which attracts Niri; their mutual sympathy transforms into a joint tasting of non-traditional delicacies. As their insatiable passion for meat is growing, they are inexorably led to transcend social taboos.
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Director: Bhaskar Hazarika
Language: Assamese (with English and Czech subtitles)
Length: 107 minutes
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama, Horror
IMDB rate: 8.5


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HALF WIDOW

The story of newlyweds Neela and Khalid unfolds against the background of the Kashmiri conflict. The 1999 Kargil War is raging behind the walls of their happy abode, when out of nowhere Khalid is arrested by the military right in front of his family and taken to an unknown location. Neela is completely paralyzed by her husband’s disappearance. But the arrest of her brother by the police ignites a new hope, she understands the meaning of sacrifice for family and embarks on a thorny path of self-knowledge.
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Director: Danish Renzu
Language: Urdu, Kashmiri (with English and Czech subtitles)
Length: 91 minutes
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
IMDB rate: 9,2