THE WELL (2009) [feature]

India (MIFF 2010 , Not Quite Bollywood)

“It's about understanding death and loss and achieving oneness with nature.” - filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni

After years apart, cousins Sameer and Nachiket meet at a family wedding. Spending their days swimming at the local well and figuring out what to do with their lives, they are inseparable - but when an argument divides them and one goes missing, thing are changed forever.

At its core a meditation on how children deal with grief and loss, The Well is filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni's (The Wild Bull) take on adolescence and the moments that define it. Kulkarni's film is part of a new wave of Marathi cinema - the oldest film industry in India, which focuses on bold realism and quality world cinema.

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D Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni P Ramesh Pulapaka S Girish Panduranga Kulkarni L Marathi w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009
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D Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni P Ramesh Pulapaka S Girish Panduranga Kulkarni L Marathi w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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