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The Fourth Direction

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The Fourth Direction (Chauthi Koot)

Directed by Gurvinder Singh

  • India 2015; 115 min
  • Original version: Punjabi
  • Un Certain Regard, Cannes IFF 2015


  • From the director of QAIM DEEN presented at CineMart

Synopsis

CHAUTHI KOOT evokes the atmosphere of suspicion, fear and paranoia of the Punjab in 1984. It considers two loosely connected incidents: two Hindu friends trying to get to Amritsar and, five months earlier, a farmer who is told he has to kill the family dog. One story flows into the other and back - like a relay race one character passing on the baton to another. What binds the two is the condition of the common man trapped between the excesses of the military on one side and the militant movement for a separate Sikh nation on the other.

Production

  • THE FILM CAFE

    Kartikeya Singh