Programme 2018

MA•AMA

Director: Dominic Sangma

fiction

Section: International Competition

Country: India, China | Year: 2018

Language(s): Garo | Time: 123 mins

Synopsis

Philip, 85, has been living in hope, over the last 30 years, that one day he will be reunited with his wife in afterlife. But his yearning is jeopardised by the dream he had about her—in which he searched for her among the crowd of women in a barren landscape, but he could not recognise her face no matter how much he struggled. Tormented by the doubt whether dead people too grow old like us—or whether their appearance changes with time—he puts all efforts to ensure his reunion with his wife and to do whatever it takes to retain the fading memories of her face from his mind. But this quest demands Philip to face the things he has avoided for 30 years, and at this stage it’s no longer a choice but the only gate to open and walk through it.

Director's Bio

Dominic Sangma’s first feature film— MA•AMA (2018), an Indo-China production—was presented in the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Film Bazaar, Work in Progress Lab, in 2017. He is a graduate from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India. He worked in NFDC as a filmmaker and script writer for two years before opening his production company, Anna Films. He also teaches direction and script writing at the Film and Television Institute, Itanagar, India.      

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