Programme 2018

Imago

Director: Karan Chavan, Vikram Patil

fiction

Section: India Story

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Marathi | Time: 97 mins

Synopsis

Namrata, a shy, introvert teenage girl living in a small village is suffering from leucoderma or vitiligo, a skin abnormality. White spots on dark skin have set her aside from others. Weird, sympathetic, penetrating ‘normal’ eye sights have made her feel guilty and embarrassed for who she is and how she looks.One fine day a young and vibrant teacher joins her school. A fine young man with strong belief in freedom and self-pride, he creates space for Namrata to breathe freely. She finds solace in his gaze, relief in his presence. Her isolated bubble is about to dissolve in ether. Romance is kindling teenage desires. Too much at stake, too much to lose…. Destinations seem far away, but the journey prevails…the complexes, the taboos, the inner conflicts are about to resolve…making her in to a different being altogether.

Director's Bio

Karan Chavan is a painter and a filmmaker. He has six years of experience in filmmaking, video commercials, and contemporary art. He has written and directed five short films, which won prestigious awards. Vikram Patil is a painter, cinematographer, and filmmaker. He has six years of experience in filmmaking, video Commercials, and contemporary art. He’s directed one short film, and, as a cinematographer, shot four short films, which went on to win prestigious awards.