Day one | Thursday, 18 January
6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Session: New Fiction
Name of the film: I.D.
About the film:
What kind of a tightrope do unorganised workers walk, as they struggle to survive? Does the urban space offer any identity to the workers who shape the space with their labour? This film is about Charu and an unnamed mysterious worker who comes to work at her place. Mysterious because the whole movie is balanced on the fact that Charu knows absolutely nothing about this man, which leads to more complications as the film progresses. This drama is ultimately about our inherent responsibility to ourselves and those around us.
Kamal joined the National Film School in Pune, Film and Television Institute of India, to do his Masters in Film Direction. The shorts he directed as part of academic projects (Aaryavarth and Vadhakramam) were showcased in film festivals globally, and even won the Special Jury Award at Rio De Janiero International Film Festival and the Kodak Film School Competition.
I.D. is his debut feature film, and the first of the collaborations of Collective Phase One.