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.
- Paromita Dhar
- Abhro Banerjee
- YASHASWINI RAGHUNANDAN
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.