NOTE: This film is playing in theaters and our virtual cinema.
$15 TICKETS ($12 for members)
Sun. April 17th, 2022 @ 10AM
Venue: Austin Film Society
Streaming April 22-24, Eventive
A Night of Knowing Nothing
India I 96 mins I Documentary, Drama I 2021
Hindi, Bengali w/ English subtitles
Oeil d'Or for 'Best Documentary'- Cannes Film Festival
In her debut film, Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction, weaving together archival footage with
student protest videos to tell the story of L, a student at the Film and Television Institute of India, writing to her estranged lover. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country.
A Night Of Knowing Nothing is a vital tapestry of the personal and the political, an essential document of contemporary India and a nostalgic look at youth fighting the injustice of their time.
a vivid portrait of revolt and oppression, love and pain"
"this is active and engaged filmmaking"
About the Artist
Payal Kapadia is a Mumbai-based filmmaker and artist. She studies Film Direction at the
Film & Television Insitute of India. Her short films Afternoon Clouds and And What is the
Summer Saying premiered respectively at the Cinéfondation and Berlinale. She is a
Berlinale Talents alumna and participated in 2019 at the Cinéfondation—Résidence du
Festival de Cannes.
Her first feature length film, A Night of Knowing Nothing, was selected for Director’s Fortnight,
Cannes 2021, where it won the Golden Eye Prize for Best Documentary. Her next project, All We Imagine As Light, which received support from CICLIC, Hubert Bals Fund & PJLF Arts Fund, is currently in development.
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Director: Payal Kapadia
Writer(s): Payal Kapadia
Producer(s): Ranabir Das
Cinematography: Ranabir Das
Editor: Ranabir Das
Sound: Moinak Bose, Romain Ozanne
Color Grading: Lionel Kopp