The Last Mango Before the Monsoon

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    The Last Mango Before the Monsoon

    Directed by

    India

    2014

    19 min

    Drama, Short

    Two technicians from the forest department walk through a forest, setting up cameras to document animal activities in the night. The cameras have a heat sensitive detection that allows it to capture the animal's image. Somewhere else, woman has moved away from a forest a long time ago. She yearns for her dead husband who is also the forest. Her desires are manifested in her dreams that are triggered off by the last mango of the season.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Award, Special Mention International Jury - ISFF Oberhausen

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Asha Nikam
    Smitha Khoje
    Sooraj Nambiar
    Harishankar Nachimuthu
    Chetas Desai
    Yoko
    Ranjit Mane
    Ajayan
    Screenplay
    Payal Kapadia
    Cinematography
    Ranabir Das
    Editing
    Payal Kapadia
    Ranabir Das
    Production
    PAYAL KAPADIA
    Payal Kapadia

    Payal Kapadia

    India

    Payal Kapadia is a filmmaker and artist from Bombay India. Her work includes documentary, experimental film, and animation. Her films have shown in various international festivals. Her work WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION was selected for the prestigious Artport, Forth Bienalle competition in 2014. She is currently studying Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India.

    Her film AFTERNOON CLOUDS was a part of Cinéfondation's section in the 70th Cannes Film Festival.