Chronicle of Space | Zeit und Raum
“Grandpa, the clock has just twelve digits, doesn’t it?” -That´s right.” - “And why does a day have only twenty-four hours in it?”

First the raging sea, then the pouring rain, and finally the burbling river: water is one of few constants in eight-year-old Dighu’s life. He is finding it hard to adjust to life in his grandparents’ village in Konkan, a rural region on the Indian coast. Along with his mother and older sister, he recently moved here from the city. Above all he misses his father, who has disappeared seemingly without a trace. Dighu‘s sister does not know what happened to him either, and has given up asking the grown-ups about it. It is only in his diary and through his imagination that Dighu finds solace from loneliness and grief. Slow-paced and full of wistful beauty, Akshay Indikar’s film tells a tender tale of coping with change and loss.
by Akshay Indikar
with Neel Deshmukh, Anushree Wani, Sonia Mahale, Rekha Thakur, Shashank Shende, Shrikant Patil, Medha Patil, Gajanan Zarmekar, Deepa Moghe
India 2020 Marathi 86’ Colour World premiere recommendation: 8 years and up


  • Neel Deshmukh (Dighu)
  • Anushree Wani (Durga)
  • Sonia Mahale (Minu)
  • Rekha Thakur (Mother)
  • Shashank Shende (Wanderer)
  • Shrikant Patil (Grandfather)
  • Medha Patil (Grandmother)
  • Gajanan Zarmekar (Teacher)
  • Deepa Moghe (Teacher)


Director Akshay Indikar
Screenplay Akshay Indikar, Tejashri Kamble
Cinematography Jagadeesh Ravi
Editing Akshay Indikar
Sound Design Akshay Indikar
Sound Sameer Adkonkar
Production Design Tejashri Kamble
Costumes Tejashri Kamble
Casting Tejashri Kamble
Producer Sanjay Shetye
Executive Producer Dnyanesh Moghe

Produced by

Akshay Indikar

The Indian filmmaker comes from a nomadic family and studied at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. His directing debut Trijya premiered at the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival where it was nominated in the categories of Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematographer in the Asian New Talent Award. The film went on to screen at numerous international festivals. He is currently developing his next feature film, Construction.


2004 Man Behind the Line; short film 2011 Man in Search of Man; documentary 2012 Pinjara; short film 2014 Doh; short film 2017 Portrait of Bhalchandra Nemade 2019 Trijya 2020 Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020