Imagineindia Barcelona 2016 (August Programme)

Saturday, 6  august  2016,  20.00h

THE QUEST, Dir. Sikta Viswas | 2016 |116’ |VOSE

Adapted from a story by Bibhutibhusan, the author of “Pather Panchali”, the film “PatherSandhan” (The Quest) is set in the rural Bengal of the 1950s. The story traces the journey of aphilanthropist school-teacher, Naran Master, who has devoted himself to nation-buildingexpecting nothing in return. He believes confined within the classroom, students can’t feelMother Nature; he thus insists that they keep their inner eye open. In his sole mission ofeducating students with values, Naran Master has to confront numerous hurdles of life. His sonbecomes a rouge, his daughter is tortured at her in-laws’ house, and the School Committeeconspires against him. Only a magistrate Mr. Kanwar truly understands Naran Master and isproud of him as a real teacher. To make life worse, his son flees from their village home, whichshatters Manorama, Naran Master’s wife. Later, a telegram informs him that his son is in jail fortheft, and after Naran Master manages to meet him there, the boy commits suicide. Unable tobring the news to his wife, Naran Master tells her that their son hasn’t returned because he is ingreat peace and happiness in his current condition. Meanwhile, the magistrate, Mr. Kanwarhappens to meet Naran Master and feels deeply sorry for his sufferings. He offers Naran Master aposition in a Govt. level education committee. But Naran Master shows no interest in that andreturns to his village. However, the devastated teacher is at once rejuvenated when the youngstudents call on him to tutor them. Oblivious of his present condition, Naran Master continues toeducate the poor village children

Saturday, 13 august 2016, 20.00h

FROZEN, Dir. Shivajee Chandrabhusan| 2007 |103’ | VOSE

This is a touching and somber journey of Lasya, who lives with her father Karma and younger brother Chomo in a remote village in the Himalayas. Pristine snow capped mountains surround their tiny hamlet and barren harsh land stretches for miles into nowhere. One day the army moves in, settles a hundred yards across their doorstep. The last bit of comfort the family draws from their familiar surroundings changes into a harsh ceaseless irreversible conflict. The film depicts the life of this family whose dream like existence is interrupted by inevitable odds, one after the other.

Tickets : 3.5 euros

Members of Casa Asia and Cines Girona : 2 euros

Cines Girona · C/Girona, 175, 08025, Barcelona