That Cloud Never Left
Dir : Yashaswini Raghunandan / India / 65 minutes /Bengali / 2019
Somewhere, not so far from here, the moon turned red and the village evolved into a mirage of unclear activity. The mother anticipated rain while the two brothers built a tall ladder with a single eye and the children went looking for a ruby. A folktale like narrative emerges from a village of toy-makers and sellers in Bengal who cut-up reels and reels of Bollywood, Tollywood and B-grade films to make a living out of loud sounding rattlers, whistles and whirligigs.
Premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2019 at the Bright Future Competition Section.
16th YAMAGATA International Documentary Film Festival
Yashaswini is currently an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. She works in the field of film and sound. She has various video and sound installations to her credit like Site-Mapping (2012), Man in the Eye (2015), Videofolktales (2016), and Project REDTOY – Sun, Moon, Toy, Earth (2018).
Editor – Abhro Banerjee
Cinematographer – Paromita Dhar
Additional Camera-work – Yashaswini Raghunandan
Sound Design – Bigyna Dahal, Abhro Banerjee
Sound Recording – Rakesh Banerjee