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And What Is the Summer Saying

The summer has its own songs. Whispering softly, they make their way to us from the depths of the jungle. The high treetops sway and rustle. Once a tiger prowled the village. The father doesn’t tell his son about this, as he holds him tight. In calm takes that concede the jungle its beauty, stature and deep serenity, the images move between the immediate and the totality, between the all-too-human and the awareness of the gods who will protect the village. The arrangement of the images is akin to a hanging of paintings. The stories that the villagers tell the director follow a similar order in their sequencing. One leads to the next by association, thus opening up a village cosmos in which the old coexists with the new. Suddenly they appear, the forest creatures – only to vanish the next moment. A strange smoke exudes from the ground, like a dream from a bygone era. ‘People only sing, when they are in love with someone,’ the woman whispers – the day is done. For a brief moment the film is bathed once again in colour.
Maike Mia Höhne

by
Payal Kapadia

India 2018

Marathi

Documentary form
23 min · Colour & Black/White

World premiere

With

Namdeo Kondawale
Sitabai Kondawale
Barkhabai

Crew

Written and directed by
Payal Kapadia
Director of Photography
Mayank Khurana
Editing
Ghanshyam Shimpi
Sound Design
Shreyank Nanjappa
Collaboration
Ranabir Das

Biography

Payal Kapadia

Born in Mumbai, India in 1986, she is a filmmaker who initially studied economics and worked in advertising before, in 2012, taking up a degree in film directing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. Her short films have already screened at various festivals including the Cinéfondation at the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

Filmography (short films)

2012 Cassandra’s Gift 2013 Watermelon, Fish and Half Ghost 2014 The Last Mango Before the Monsoon 2016 Afternoon Clouds 2018 And What Is the Summer Saying

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Film & Television Institute of India
Pune, India
+91 919892432877

Dates

Berlinale Shorts IV: In the night a whisper is a roar

Des jeunes filles disparaissent; And What Is the Summer Saying; Madness; City of Tales; Coyote

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    CinemaxX 5 (E)
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    CinemaxX 3 (E)
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    Colosseum 1 (E)
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Of mothers and other lives

While I yet Live; Blau; And What Is the Summer Saying; Madness; Imfura

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    Zoo Palast 3 (E)
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    Sun Feb 25 17:30
    Colosseum 1 (E)

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