World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Vitthal

Vinoo Choliparambil | India | 2009 | 24' | Marathi spoken, English subtitles

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After the death of his grandfather, Vitthals parents shave his head bald, according to Hindu death rituals. 12-year-old Vitthal is outraged. Nothing can assuage his humiliation, isolation and anger. This first short film by editor Vinoo Choliparambil won the First Prize, Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore; Second Prize, Dubai International Film Festival; Special Jury Award, Osians Cinefan Film Festival; Indian National Award for Best Debut Director (Non-Feature Films), and was at the Pusan and Montreal film festivals.

Saturday 13 August, 4.30 pm, Rialto
Monday 15 August, 5.00 pm, Rialto

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