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Thithi
(Thithi)

by Raam REDDY

Thithi

In a small village in Mandya District of Karnataka, a 101-year-old man, fittingly nicknamed Century Gawda, dies while urinating. He leaves three descendants, his son Gaddapa, his grandson Thammana, and his great-grandson Abhi, who have to arrange the thithi (funeral celebration) of their deceased progenitor. This debut feature thumbs its nose at our reverent expectations of a film that could well have focused on death, sorrow and grieving. Instead, it invites us to Nodekoppalu to watch a village comedy in the form of a philosophical tale where the non-professional actors are visibly delighted to be playing both themselves and their characters. For this debut feature and 2015 Indian revelation, Raam Reddy, a 26-year-old film student in Prague, might well have been tempted to reinvent Jiri Menzel’s classic, My Sweet Little Village, on his own territory. JB

  • Titre français
    Thithi
  • Original title
    Thithi
  • Titre international
    Thithi
  • Scénario
    EREGOWDA,Raam REDDY
  • Montage
    Raam REDDY, John ZIMMERMAN
  • Son
    Nithin LUKOSE
  • Interprétation
    ABHISHEK H.N., CHANNEGOWDA, THAMMEGOWDA S.
  • Production
    Sumin Park, Pratap Reddy, Prspctvs Productions
  • Producteur délégué
    Sunmin PARK, Pratap REDDY
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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