Skip to main content

A Carder

India, 1968 (MIFF 1969, Programme 41)

Director: Kantilal Rathod

Pinjara is a carder in a Bombay cotton factory producing and renovating mattresses. Carding is a skill centuries old, but it can now be done by machine. Pinjara's livelihood is threatened and, in consequence, his very existence. He has been homeless in the city for the forty years he has worked there. He wants to return to his village and his family home, but the need for a meagre living forces him back to the city.

See also...

Cloven Horizon

The film is based on coloured crayon paintings by a 14-year-old Indian girl, Sundaravalli. ... The All India Certificate of Merit, Government of India. ... More »

THE MUSIC ROOM

This film was made between the second and third parts of the Apu trilogy. Where the trilogy shows the gradual breaking up of the simple traditional family life and religion, and their replacement by ... More »

The End

A chronological arrangement of bits of sequences in a story calls for audience participation to pull the story together into a coherent whole. But oddly enough, each viewer finds a different story. ... More »

Taming the Rocky Mountain Trench

Another valley is to be flooded behind a gigantic dam to keep pace with the demands of the power-hungry cities. This one is in British Columbia. Another race is on: a race by men and machines against ... More »

The Black Man and His Bride

Th film animates the paintings, "The Black Man and His Bride", by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... More »

The American Vision

The development of American painting from the late 18th to the early 20th century as seen in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director