First, the raging sea, then the pouring rain, and finally the burbling river: water is one of the few constants in 8-year-old Dighu’s world. He is finding it hard to
First, the raging sea, then the pouring rain, and finally the burbling river: water is one of the few constants in 8-year-old Dighu’s world. He is finding it hard to adjust to life in his grandparents’ village in Konkan, a rural region on the Indian coast. Along with his mother and older sister, he recently moved here from the city. Above all, he misses his father, who has disappeared seemingly without a trace. Dighu’s sister does not know what happened to him either and has given up asking the grown-ups about it. It is only in his diary and through his imagination that Dighu finds solace from loneliness and grief. Slow-paced and full of wistful beauty, Chronicle of Space tells a tender tale of coping with change and loss.
India • 2020 • 86 min • drama • Marathi
Cast: Neel Deshmukh, Anushree Wani, Sonia Mahale, Rekha Thakur, Shashank Shende, Shrikant Patil, Medha Patil, Gajanan Zarmekar, Deepa Moghe
Director: Akshay Indikar: comes from a nomadic family and studied at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. He is one of the leading Marathi language filmmakers from the Maharashtra region. His directorial debut, Trijya, premiered at the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival, where it competed in the categories of Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematographer in the Asian New Talent section. The film went on to tour numerous international festivals. His second feature, Chronicle of Space, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020, where it competed for the prestigious Crystal Bear Award. Akshay also won the highest Asian film recognition, the Young Cinema Award, at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2020, which are endorsed by UNESCO and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). He is currently developing his next feature film, Construction.
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