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SAIFF 2016

Feature Competition

  1. Maroon

    Pulkit / Feature Competition / India / 2016 / 92 mins
    When an insomniac university professor’s wife goes missing, he slowly becomes delusional in his attempt to cope and his interaction with the outside world gradually enters a different plane of reality.

    Preceded by: With You For You Always

    Maroon (FEATURE) preceded by With You For You Always (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:30 pm

  2. Mantra

    Nicholas Kharkongor / Feature Competition / India / 2016 / 90 mins
    Kapil Kapoor, founded an iconic snack brand during the License Raj in India. Circa 2004, India is in throes of globalization and he is fighting a losing battle against a multinational that has taken over the market. Besides his company, he is desperately trying to save his wife and children who are battling crises of their own. For Kapil to hold onto things that are dear to him professionally and personally, he must confront and overcome demons of his own. Set in the midst of a nationwide India Shining campaign, Mantra tells the story of a family and its travails, and a sprawling and changing rapidly India.

    Precedes: Riff Raff

    Mantra (FEATURE) preceded by Riff Raff (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Friday, December 2, 2016 7:30 pm

  3. Autohead

    Rohit Mittal / Feature Competition / India / 2016 / 98 mins
    A documentary crew follows a notorious auto rickshaw driver in the suburbs of Mumbai. As they dig deeper in his life they discover angst, sexual frustration and paranoia. This changes the course of their film. It also depicts the voyeurism of the crew in the process and leads to a terrible end.

    Preceded by: Veham

    Autohead (FEATURE) preceded by Veham (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:30 pm

  4. The Tiger Hunter

    Lena Khan / Feature Competition / USA / 2016 / 94 mins
    A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.

    Preceded by: Sherry

    The Tiger Hunter (FEATURE) preceded by Sherry (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30 pm

  5. Revelations

    Vijay Jayapal / Feature Competition / India / 2016 / 118 mins
    A young Tamil woman, grappling with unknown tensions in her four year long marriage, develops a complex relationship with her new neighbor, a middle-aged man, who has a mysterious past of his own. This relationship soon begins to unravel many secrets, which change their lives forever. Set in the fascinating city of Kolkata, the film tries to explore themes such as guilt, redemption and female sexuality in the context of an Indian marriage.

    Preceded by: Chutney

    Revelations (FEATURE) preceded by Chutney (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 pm