Loktak Lairembee/Lady of the Lake

(Manipuri/Duration/2016) | Dir. Haobam Paban Kumar

26-May-2017 | 02:00 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Loktak Lake is a unique ecosystem where fishermen lived in huts built on floating biomasses. In 2011 the authorities, in the name of protecting serenity of the ecosystem, burnt down the huts leaving thousands of fishermen homeless. Tomba, one of the victims, lives with a harrowing nightmare of looming displacement since then. He is haunted by seamless fear of further intervention of authorities that would make him homeless forever. Confined in his makeshift hut, Tomba senses the spirit of evil around, while his wife Thambalsang works hard to make their living. One fine morning Tomba accidentally finds a gun hidden within the biomass. He marvels with the gun as his power of self-protection. He transforms himself to an assertive man who is looking for an appropriate offense. One day an old lady who mysteriously wanders in the lake, knocks at his door in the middle of the night. Fearful Tomba, anticipating the lady as the spirit of all evils, chases her and commits an unintended crime.

Cast: Ningthoujam Sanatomba, Sagolsam Thambalsang

Production: Oli Pictures

Cinematography: Shehnad Jalal

Editing: Sankha

Sound: Sukanta Majumdar

Awards: Special Mention – Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2017 26th G. Aravindan Puruskaram for the Best Debut Director 2016 Silver Bodhisattva Award – 2nd Bodhisattva International Film Festival 2017 FIPRESCI India P K Nair Memorial Critics Award – 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2017 Special Jury Award - 15th Pune International Film Festival 2017 Indian Panorama - 47th International Film Festival of India, Goa NETPAC Award (Asian Select) - 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival 2016 Golden Gateway Award - 18th Mumbai Film Festival 2016

Festivals: 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2017, 2nd Bodhisattva International Film Festival 2017, 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017, 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2017, 15th Pune International Film Festival 2017, 1st International Film Festival of Nepal 2017, 21st Agartala Film Festival 2016, 21st Kerala International Film Festival 2016, 3th Dubai International Film Festival, Indian Kaleidoscope Film Festival, New York, 47th International Film Festival of India, Goa, 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival 2016, 18th Mumbai Film Festival 2016, 21st Busan International Film Festival 2016

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