Director: Archana Atul Phadke
Section: India Gold
Country: India | Year: 2019
Language(s): Marathi | Time: 90 mins
Who are the people behind the identities assigned to them by the institution of family? A filmmaker turns the camera towards three generations of her family inside their ancestral home – the 102-year-old Phadke Building in downtown Mumbai. Mining their daily routines and rituals, About Love deconstructs the dynamics of one eccentric household, studies its gender dynamics and brings unexpected revelations for a daughter rediscovering her family from behind the lens.
Archana Phadke is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her short film Uski Baarish (2013) was screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, TIFF Kids International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and 34 others. She produced and edited the National Award-winning feature documentary Placebo (2014), an Indo-Finnish co-production. It premiered at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, where it was nominated in the Competition for First Appearance category. Archana also co-edited the award-winning film Raghu Rai, an Unframed Portrait (2017).