India | Fiction | Drama, Horror | 2019 |108 min| Assamese; English subtitles
Virtual IMFF 2020 Screening:
Saturday, May 9 2020 |
Screening: 8.30pm - 10.45pm
Zoom Q&A with Film-maker Bhaskar Hazarika
Aamis is an Assamese love/horror story that centers desire, food and the social taboos.
A lonely, married woman bonds with a younger man over their shared love of unusual foods. As their excursions become more adventurous, their relationship begins to take a dark turn.
Married Niri shares a forbidden passion with Sumon, who introduces her to a world of fresh, wild delicacies. But as their unconsummated desire mounts, the two are pushed inexorably towards transgression and taboo.
Bhaskar Hazarika received his MA in Film & Drama from the University of Reading (UK).
Bhaskar’s debut film KOTHANODI (2015) was a recipient of Asian Cinema Fund’s Post Production and premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2015. Kothanodi also screened at BFI London Film Festival, Goteborg Film Festival and Jio MAMI Film Festival among
"National-award winning director Bhaskar Hazarika says his brief stint in Bollywood left him with the memorable lesson that there is no respect for writers in the biggest film industry of the country.
This, the director explained, was at a time when he was trying hard to make his work count in Bollywood, which remained largely unmoved by original, daring ideas.
The director said he got the idea for Aamis while watching two people eat KFC chicken."
src: Business Standard
STILLS SLIDE DECK
Writer & Director - Bhaskar Hazarika
Producers - Poonam Deol, Shyam Bora
Co-Producers - Anshulika Dubey, Priyanka Agarwal
Cinematography - Riju Das
Editor - Shweta Rai Chamling
Production Design - Manas Barua
Music - Quan Bay
Sound Design - Gautam Nair
Re-Recording Mix - Ajaykumar P.B
Sound Recordist - Debajit Gayan, Rukmajit Baruah
Colourist - Mahak Gupta
Costume Design - Meher Ahmed
Casting - Ronald Hussain
Make Up and Hair - Gautam Chaudhury
VFX - Raakesh Medhi
Production Control - Himen Bora
Chief AD - Ghanashyam Kalita