Bengali feature film by Ashish Avikunthak
(79 mins, India & Germany, 2015)
4 May, 2016 at 7:30pm in Gulbenkian Cinema, University of Kent
Following the footsteps of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, two actors from Calcutta go to the largest gathering of humans on earth – the Hindu festival of Maha Kumbh of Allahabad in 2013, which occurs once in 12 years, to search for Kalki – the tenth and the final avatar of Lord Vishnu. The most mysterious of Vishnu’s Avatar who has been on earth but has never been found. However, an outbreak of a monumental war occurs during their quest. They then prepare themselves by reading Chairman Mao-se-Tung’s “Little Red Book”.
The film will be screened at the Gulbenkian Cinema, University of Kent, on 4 May 2016 at 7:30pm. Following the film, we will be holding a discussion and a question and answer session with the artist and filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak.
This event will be free and open to all, the seats are on a first come basis.
Here’s a trailer to the film:
We would like to specially thank the Departments of Comparative Literature, Modern Languages, Asian Studies, the School of English, and Gulbenkian Cinema for sponsoring this event.