WHISPERS OF FIRE AND WATER
Directed by Lubdhak Chatterjee
2023 / India / 83 mins
Shiva, an audio installation artist, visits the largest coalmines of Eastern India that’s plagued by depleting resources. Faced with the highly complex socio-political system, he succumbs to the monstrous pressure. Fire, as an element, engulfs him.
Shiva eventually moves to a tribal village in the forests. The panoply of sounds which he experiences triggers an inward journey which questions his urban gaze and notion of self. Water, as an element, forms the labyrinth of his quest for truth.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
LUBDHAK CHATTERJEE is an independent filmmaker based out of Kolkata, India.
A blogger with the Times of India, he started off his career as an engineer which he soon gave up to pursue his love for films.
He had won the Doordarshan fellowship in India for his documentary film Vaikhari, commissioned by Public Service Broadcasting Trust, India and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. His experimental short film Aahuti was an official selection at International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR) 2020.
He also works professionally as a cinematographer and editor.
OCTOBER 23, 2023