France / India, 2014 (MIFF 2015, Accent on Asia)
Director: Partho Sen-Gupta
"A gripping psychological drama set in the seediest quarters of Mumbai, cleverly weaves fantasy and reality so that neither can be taken at face value." – Variety
Lakshman Joshi is a social services inspector used to dealing with missing children: indeed, he is haunted by the disappearance a decade prior of his own daughter. Every night, Joshi embarks on a frantic search for her throughout the dark underbelly of Mumbai, where the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur as he searches for clues.
This atmospheric thriller is the first feature from director Partho Sen-Gupta since his award-winning 2004 drama Let the Wind Blow. With a strong surrealistic eye, Sen-Gupta's film is a taut, tense work that takes place over a single strange, dreamlike night.
"A breathless film noir that is burning with anger and bursting with style." – Twitch