BRICS FILM FESTIVAL

Venue : Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Chennai 
Date : 25th to 27th October 2017

Schedule

1. Russian Film – Another Sense | 2010 | 105 min | Dir.: Yuri Grymov | (25 Oct 2017 | 6.15 pm)

A teenager who was born blind regains his sight, then sets out to avenge his father’s murder.

2. Russian Film – The Banishment | Izgnanie | 2007 | 150 min | Dir.: Andrey Zvyagintsev | (25 Oct 2017 | 8.00 pm)

A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Awards: 5 wins & 11 nominations

3. Brazilian Film – O Outro Lado Da Rua | The other side of the Street | 2004 | 98 min | Dir.: Marcos Bernstein | (26 Oct 2017 | 6.00 pm)

Fernanda Montenegro plays a retired woman who keeps snooping everybody in her neighborhood, until she thinks she sees an ex Secretary of Justice (Raul Cortez) commits murder and becomes a police informant. Awards: 16 wins & 7 nominations

4. Indian Film – Server Sundaram | Tamil | 1964 | 165 min | Dir.: R. Krishnan & S. Panju  | (26 Oct 2017 – 7.30 pm)

A poor server at a restaurant goes on to become a film actor so that he can afford to marry the woman he loves. However, when he comes to know that the woman he loves does not love him, and when his mother dies in his absence, he quits being an actor and comes back to his server’s job, in which he finds contentment.

5. Chinese Film – Li Ge / Farewell Song / 2011 / 90 min / Dir.: Chi Zhang   | (27 Oct 2017 | 6.00 pm)

6. South African Film – Otello Burning | 2011 | 97 min | Dir.: Sara Blecher | (27 Oct 2017 | 7.30 pm)

When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend, Tau Modise, they step into a world previously closed to them. It is exactly the opposite of their township- a place under a constant and growing threat from political violence, driven by Inkatha hostel dwellers on one side and township United Democratic Front comrades on the other. Soon, everyone recognizes that Otelo is gifted on the water, a god in waiting for his purpose.

Venue : Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Chennai 
Date : 25th to 27th October 2017

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