PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

The Tenant

Local title
Üüriline
Title in Russian
Квартирантка
Director
Sushrut Jain
Country
India, USA
Year
2021
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Youth Competition
Genre
family
Subject
first love, humor, Society

Bharat isa 13-year-old boy struggling with adolescence in a conservative Mumbai suburb. When Meera, a beautiful cosmopolitan woman from the big city, moves in next door, she immediately causes a stir. Bharatis drawn to her and pursues an unlikely friendship. Meera, lonely and vulnerable, finds Bharat’s innocence a welcome change in a sea of ogling Indian men. When she introduces him to jazz and teaches him how to dance with a woman, he glimpses a world of possibilities he is eager to experience. But when he stumbles upon a dark secret from Meera’s past, Bharat is forced to choose: Is she a woman of bad character like everyone says, or is she the smart, sensitive person he knows? It’s only a matter of time before the grownups in the building find out, and what Bharat does next will determine the kind of man he will grow up to be.

Director
Sushrut Jain
Screenwriter
Sushrut Jain
Cast
Shamita Shetty, Rudhraksh Jaiswal
Producer
Kanchan Kalra, Daniel Walter, Sushrut Jain
DoP
Pankaj Kumar, Nuthan Nagraj
Cinematographer
Pankaj Kumar, Nuthan Nagraj
Production designer
Saloni Dhatra
Editor
John Alan Thompson
Music
Norman Kim, Daniel Walter
Sound
Andrew Bellety
Production
Golden Creeper Pictures
Distributor
Golden Creeper Pictures
World sales
13 Films
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Sushrut Jain

Sushrut Jain on filmitegija, keda juhib soov jäädvustada India inimeste igapäevaelu ilu. Mumbais sündinud ja kasvanud Sushrut kolis Ameerika Ühendriikidesse, et jätkata õpinguid Stanfordi ülikooli majandusteaduse erialal. Kuid kirg lugude jutustamise vastu viis ta lõpuks filmiprogrammi kraadiõppesse USC-s (University of Southern California ehk Lõuna-California Ülikool). 2013. aastal valmis Sushrutil täispikk dokumentaalfilm "Beyond All Boundaries", mis räägib kolme indialase – rahatu superfänni, Mumbai linnameeskonda pürgiva kriketitüdruku ja 12-aastase kriketi imelapse – erakordsetest lugudest, kellest igaühe jaoks on kriketisport väljapääs raskest elust. Film, mille kaasprodutsent ja teksti lugeja on Kunal Nayyar "Suure paugu teooriast" ("The Big Bang Theory"), võitis mitmeid auhindu USA filmifestivalidel ja on vaadatav Netflixis üle maailma. Sushruti debüütlühifilm "Andheri" (2009) – realistlik draama tegevuspaigaga Mumbai tänavatel – oli ametlik valik prestiižsel Clermont-Ferrand'i rahvusvahelisel lühifilmide festivalil Prantsusmaal, misjärel mängis see enam kui 40 filmifestivalil üle maailma, võites mitmeid auhindu.

Beyond All Boundaries (2013, doc)

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Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening031303 / Üüriline
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening052202 / Üüriline
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening121301 / Üüriline
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsSushrut Jain - Director
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Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening131202 / Üüriline
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsSushrut Jain - Director
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Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningÜüriline
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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