That Cloud Never Left

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    That Cloud Never Left

    Directed by

    India

    2019

    65 min

    • Bengali

    Documentary

    In a village, not far from here, people use discarded reels of film to make loud toys. Rattlers, Whistles and Whirligigs. Every day a few hundred toys are made and for each one of those hundred toys, they splice, slit and rip filmstrips. As they follow this routine monotonously, a few narratives leak out from the shredded analogues of film and fumigate the place with phantasmagoria.
    THAT CLOUD NEVER LEFT is a film that was made days before an eclipse, rotating the village into a mirage of unclear activity. The mother anticipated rain, while the two brothers built a tall ladder with a single eye, and the children went looking for a ruby.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Paromita Dhar
    Editing
    Abhro Banerjee
    Production
    YASHASWINI RAGHUNANDAN

    Press

    Yashaswini Raghunandan

    Yashaswini Raghunandan

    India

    Yashaswini Raghunandan (1984, India) is an artist and filmmaker. She received a Post Graduate Diploma at The Social Communications Media Department Sophia in Bombay. She wrote several long and short film scripts before developing a special interest in sound and its narrative potentiality after her graduation at the Royal College of Art in 2015. Currently, she is a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her film THAT CLOUD NEVER LEFT will have its world premiere at IFFR 2019.