20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

10th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 23-27, 2022

A Night Of Knowing Nothing

France, India, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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description

A dreamlike black and white love story about two students in India, and the political system that they are caught up in. Winner of the Golden Eye Prize for Best Documentary at the Director's Fortnight Cannes 2021.

A university student in India, writes letters to her estranged lover, while he is away. Through these letters, we get a glimpse into the drastic changes taking place around her. Merging reality with fiction, dreams, memories, fantasies and anxieties, an amorphous narrative unfolds. ??Stitching together grainy black and white footage that was shot and collected over several years, the film unfolds as both a love story between the two students that can no longer be together due to caste, class and religious differences, and an homage to the public university system in India.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cannes Director's Fortnight 2021
New York Film Festival NYFF 2021
Toronto International Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Payal Kapadia is a Mumbai based filmmaker and artist. She studied Film Direction at the Film & Television Institute of India. Her short films AFTERNOON CLOUDS and AND WHAT IS THE SUMMER SAYING premiered respectively at the Cinéfondation and the Berlinale. She is a Berlinale Talents alumna and in 2019 participated in the Cinéfoundation – Résidence du Festival de Cannes. A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING is her first feature length film.

press for A Night Of Knowing Nothing

"A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING asserts the power of the documentary-fiction hybrid, one that creates a deeply personal evocation of what’s happening in the world."
- Chicago Tribune
"A vivid portrait of revolt and oppression, love and pain, and philosophical thought threatened by nationalist agenda."
- IndieWire

details

Documentary / Experimental / First Feature / Woman Director

Hindi | English Subtitles
101 minutes

credits

Director
Payal Kapadia

Producers
Julien Graff
Thomas Hakim
Ranabir Das

Screenwriters
Payal Kapadia
Himanshu Prajapati

Cinematographer
Ranabir Das

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awards

Golden Eye Prize for Best Documentary, Director's Fortnight Cannes 2021