Programme 2018

Namdev Bhau

Director: Dar Gai


India Premiere

Section: Discovering India

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Hindi, Marathi | Time: 84 mins


A 65-year-old chauffeur, who is tired of the noises in the obstreperous Mumbai and has completely stopped speaking, decides to leave everything in search of “Silent Valley”, which boasts of a naturally occurring phenomena that has an almost zero decibel sound level. On this journey he chances upon an exasperating 12-year-old boy, who happens to be on his own solo expedition to the mystical “Red Castle”


Director's Bio

After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in film and theatre from Kiev, Dar Gai moved to India to teach screenwriting at Whistling Woods International. Her first narrative feature, Teen Aur Aadha (2017), was co- produced and presented by noted Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. It has been selected in over 35 international festivals, winning, in total, 12 awards. Gai’s second film, Namdev Bhau, had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival and had its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.