The Fort

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    The Fort

    Killa

    Directed by

    India

    2014

    110 min

    • Marathi

    Drama

    Chinu is having a hard time settling into his new home in the countryside. He and his mother have relocated there from the big city following his father’s death. The move is supposed to help Chinu get over his loss. He watches a group of boys playing games in the woods with an older boy named Yuvraj. There doesn’t seem to be any room for him in their gang. Moreover, at school his cleverness makes the others brand him a swot. Only after he gets the notoriously underachieving Yuvraj out of a jam by helping him solve a maths’ problem does Chinu gain admittance into the clique. But can a genuine friendship develop so quickly? Told in atmospherically charged images in which the weather and landscape also play an important role, the film portrays a difficult period in one boy’s life. Chinu is called upon to find his feet; in doing so he distances himself from his mother who is also struggling to cope with the new situation. Both make a terrible mistake – and are forced to realise that they are alone. Perhaps what they both need is another new beginning.

    Awards

    • Crystal Bear Award, Special Mention - Berlinale Generation

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Amruta Subhash
    Archit Deodhar
    Parth Bhalerao
    Gaurish Gawde
    Swanand Raikar
    Atharva Upasni
    Umesh Jagtap 
    Screenplay
    Tushar Paranjpe
    Avinash Arun
    Omkar Barve
    Cinematography
    Avinash Arun
    Editing
    Charu Shree Roy
    Music
    Naren Chandavarkar
    Benedict Taylor
    Production
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    Production
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    Sales
    3 MONKEYS

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    Avinash Arun

    Avinash Arun

    India

    Avinash Arun is a director & cinematographer from Maharashtra, India. Born in the textile town Solapur in 1985 in a middle class Maharashtrian family, he started assisting in FTII Diploma films at the age of 16. He eventually graduated in Cinematography from FTII in 2011. In 2010, his school project THE LIGHT AND HER SHADOWS won him the cinematography award in Kodak film school Competition. His diploma film ALLAH IS GREAT was the official entry from India for Student Oscars. It also won several awards including the National award in 2012. Avinash has worked on KAI PO CHE! (Berlinale Panorama section 2012), DEOOL (National Award winner 2011). THE FORT (KILLA) is his first feature film as director. He is also the cinematographer on this film.