April 22-25th, 2022
India I 20 mins I Drama I 2021 I Hindi, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali w/ English subtitles
A wronged young tribal woman, in the absence of systemic justice, turns rebel, but struggles to be able to fulfill all the expectations that the path to retribution demands.
Cycle' is a multilingual short film shot on a phone camera as found footage, and filmed in three uninterrupted long takes. The film features a large and ethnically varied cast, most of who were facing a camera for the first time ever.
This film plays with the A MATTER OF SURVIVAL shorts program online.
About the Artist
Devashish Makhija has written and directed the multiple award winning short films TAANDAV, 'EL' AYICHI, AGLI BAAR (And then they came for me),'RAHIM MURGE PE MAT RO (Don’t cry for Rahim LeCock), ABSENY, HAPPY, and the full length features AJJI and BHONSLE.
His short and feature films have competed at the international film festivals of Rotterdam, Gothenberg, Black Nights, Beaune, Busan, Glasgow, Tampere, MOMA, APSA, Barcelona, Singapore, amongst many others.
He has had a solo art show 'Occupying Silence'; and wote Tulika's bestselling children's books When Ali became Bajrangbali and Why Paploo was perplexed, as well as a Harper-Collins collection of short stories Forgetting, the Neev Literature Award winning novel Oonga,, and the forthcoming book of poems Disengaged.