That Cloud Never Left
Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan
Section: India Gold
Country: India | Year: 2019
Language(s): Bengali | Time: 65 mins
The children of Daspara are convinced there is a ruby hidden somewhere within their village. They go looking for it every day, inventing various games to make this search less frustrating. Meanwhile, two friends in their early 30s who build toys for a living, Chickoo and Baban, have decided to build their biggest toy yet. A tall bamboo ladder with a single eye, which can be used to climb, sit, perform, get better mobile network, look at the village from atop or watch the sky from afar. Grounded by the porch is Kakoli didi, who spends her afternoons dreaming of the return of her husband and sons, who migrate from city to city, selling toys.
Yashaswini Raghunandan is currently an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. She works in the field of film and sound. She has a postgraduate diploma in Social Communication Media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, and obtained an M.A. in Sound Art (IED) at the Royal College of Art, London with the support of the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.