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Payal Kapadia

A night of knowing nothing

L is a student at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). She fell in love with K and they decided to be together but K had to leave back to his home village and the lovers got separated.
The film looks at letters L writes to K, while he is away. It is through these letters that we get a glimpse into her daily life and the life of her fellow students. Through fragments of her observations, an image of an Indian youth comes to light.

The film includes intimate testimonies of L’s friends, along with their memories, their dreams and their fears. 

With the feel of a home movie, the film is a testimony of their love. 
Payal Kapadia

Technical sheet

Production : Petit Chaos (France), Another Birth (India)
Length : 90’
Project status: post-production
Budget : 170 000 €
Acquired Budget : 140 000 €
Shooting countries : Inde / India

Production company’s filmography :

Petits Chaos
–   ❤️   / Pablo Dury / 2021 / 25′
– Shānzhài Screens / Paul Heintz / 2020 / 23′
– Fille de la mer Baltique / Éléonore Berrubé / 2020 / 55′
– Diminishing Shine / Simon Rieth / 2019 / 8′
– Foyers / Paul Heintz / 2018 / 18′
– En Attendant / Thomas Hakim / 2018 / 24′

Another Birth
– The Last Mango Before the Monsoon / Payal Kapadia / 2015 / 19′

Réalisatrice

Payal Kapadia - India

Filmography

  • And What is the Summer Saying / 2018 / 23'
  • Afternoon Clouds / 2017 / 13'
  • Last Mango Before the Monsonn / 2015 / 19'
  • Watermelon, fish and half ghost / 2013 / 11'

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