Director: Achal Mishra
Section: India Gold
Country: India |
Language(s): Maithili | Time: 91 mins
In a north Indian village, a family reunites at their ancestral home to celebrate a new birth in the family. It’s a joyous, carefree occasion. Over the next two decades, through festivals and feasts, births and deaths, the film observes one house as it ages and falls to neglect.
Achal Mishra is a 22-year-old, self-taught filmmaker and photographer. A native of Darbhanga – a small town in the North Indian state of Bihar, he started making films during his school days, and went on to undergraduate Film Studies at King’s College. After a brief stint in London, which was largely spent watching and absorbing cinema, he returned to India and has been making short films since then. Gamak Ghar is his first feature film.