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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

Texas Premiere

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"

- Indiewire

"this is active and engaged filmmaking" 

- POV Magazine

About the Artist

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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.



Thank you to our community partners for this screening!




Director:        Payal Kapadia    

Writer(s):      Payal Kapadia

                     Himanshu Prajapati                

Producer(s):            Ranabir Das

                                Thomas Hakim

                                Julien Graff

Cinematography:    Ranabir Das


Bhumisuta Das

Crew Cont'd

Editor:            Ranabir Das

Sound:           Moinak Bose, Romain Ozanne

Color Grading:   Lionel Kopp

Drawings: Suranjay


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