Programme 2018

The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain

Director: Ridham Janve


World Premiere

Section: India Gold

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Gaddi | Time: 97 mins


After an Air Force jet crashes in the Himalayas, an old shepherd leaves his herd to find its pilot. But the mountain where the jet fell is sacred and the shepherd’s intentions are not. He struggles across dimensions of space and time as he treads on forbidden ground. The herd left behind disintegrates as predators roam around, and they are left head-less.

Director's Bio

Ridham Janve is a graduate in film from the National Institute of Design. His short documentaries and fictional films have been screened at various international film festivals. His short film Kanche Aur Postcard (2013) was an official selection in International Film Festival of India and represented the country in the 2015 SAARC Film Festival in Colombo. His debut feature, Sona Dhwandi Bhedte Sucha Pahaad (2018), blends fiction with real-life elements and transports the audience into the world of gaddi folklores.  

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