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Printed Rainbow

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Printed Rainbow

Directed by Gitanjali Rao

  • India 2006; 15 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Short, Animation
    • Kodak Discovery Award, Cannes Young Critic's Award, Cannes Rail D'or - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Grand Prix - Tokyo Short Shorts

  • From the director of BOMBAY ROSE presented at Asian Project Market


Outside it rains, on a city of skyscrapers, the greys linger mournfully on every daily scene, busy roads, tired mothers and little children who have no place to play. Meanwhile an old woman and her cat rummage through their collection of match- boxes. Together they escape into a world of colour, and travel to distant lands and distant times, racing with the wind and skipping on the bright horizons of a village dawn. Riding happily on a printed rainbow. Influenced by the vibrant folk art styles of India, Gitanjali Rao explores the theme of magical realism through the medium of animation. The film tells a story of the dreariness of urban life and the escape into an imagined world of curiosity and colour.