Sound of Silence (Bijukumar) India. Imagineindia 2018

Sound of Silence
Biju Kumar
India. 2017. 89 min.

Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it’s a journey of a neglected and abandoned mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is furiously neglected by his father. When his father goes behind bars, the boy stares at a lonely and deserted life ahead. His relationship with an elderly Buddhist monk helps him to detach from his voiceless suffering and to explore the bond that each creation shares with nature. With nowhere to go, he joins a Budhist monastery even as he fights an inner battle of unrequited love.

Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it’s a journey of a neglected mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is neglected by his father. His relationship with an elderly Buddhist monk helps him to detach from his voiceless suffering and to explore the bond with nature.

BIJUKUMAR DAMODARAN

Dr.Biju also known as BijukumarDamodaran, is a Director who has won multiple national and international awards. He won India’s national film awards three times. He is a Homoeopathic Medical Doctor by profession and a self-taught filmmaker. He debuted with Saira (2005). It was the opening film in the section Cinema of the World at the Cannes Film Festival 2007 .the film also selected to Indian Panorama. VeettilekkullaVazhi (The Way Home)(2010), his third film received India’s National film award for the best Malayalam regional film. AkashathinteNiram (Color of the Sky) his fourth feature was world premiered at Shanghai Film Festival 2012 in official competition. The film also selected to Indian Panorama. Perariyathavar (Names Unknown) (2013), his fifth film won two of India’s national film awards for the year 2013, for the Best actor and for the best film on Environment preservation. The film world premiered at Montreal Film festival in 2014 and later screened at more than 30 international film festivals. The film won best actor award at Fajr Film Festival Tehran Iran 2015 and best cinematography at Kazan international film festival Russia 2015 . His sixth film Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Birds With Large Wings) (2015) received India’s national film award for best environment film and has been selected to Indian Panorama at International film festival of India 2015 and was nominated to the competition for UNESCO award. The film specially invited to screening at United Nations, Geneva in association with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on November 10th 2015.His seventh film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (2016) premiered at Montreal film festival . The film received India’s National film award for best sound design and has been selected to Indian Panorama at international film festival of India 2016. The film screened at more than 20 international film festivals. Dr.Biju’s films have been sent to several film festivals and have won many awards. He also served as jury member for India’s National film awards 2012, India’s Oscar selection jury member 2015, 30th Fajr International film festival, Tehran, Iran 2012 and International Film Festival of Kerala 2011.

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