OTTAAL / THE TRAP
THU, 22.09., 11 AM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Selection of language version via headphones – Original or German
This screening is fully booked
SAT, 24.09., 3 PM
German voice-over or German subtitles
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IND 2014, Director: Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair, 81 Min., feature film, OmeU, released 6, recommended 8
Kuttappayi is growing up in a small, South Indian village in the midst of nature’s paradise. But first glances at this idyllic, picturesque backdrop are deceiving. After the death of his parents, the 8-year-old boy is lovingly cared for by his grandfather. When his grandfather falls ill, the boy’s future is uncertain. How will he live? How can he escape poverty and adversity in a world that’s a far cry from equal opportunity? Grandfather and grandson set off on a journey that tests their resilience… Both in terms of form and content, this adaptation of Russian writer Anton Chekov’s timeless short story »Wanka« offers children and teenagers much food for thought and conversation. (SW)
Winner of the »Glass Bear«, Berlinale Generation Kplus 2016
The Indian director Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair has already made 30 films, and he loves to experiment. In his film THE TRAIN, the dialogue takes place exclusively on the telephone. Nair is socially engaged and is the founder of the “World Organisation of Hope” (WOH), which fights for the rights of children.
2014 Ottaal / 2012 Pakarnnattam / 2008 Vellapokkathil / 2006 Adbutham / 2005 Daivanamathil / 2004 4 The People / 2000 Karunam / 2000 Shantham / 1997 Kaliyattam / 1997 Desadanam / 1993 Paithrukam / 1990 Vidyarambham