Programme 2019

About Love

Director: Archana Atul Phadke


India Premiere

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.

Director's Bio

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).