$15 TICKETS ($12 for members)
Sun. April 17th, 2022 @ 5:15PM
Venue: Austin Film Society
Streaming April 22-24, Eventive
NOTE: This film is playing in theaters and our virtual cinema.
India I 75 mins I Drama, Road Movie I 2021
Tamil w/ English subtitles
India's Official Oscar Submission - 2021
Set in the Tamil regions of southern India, Pebbles tells follows a father and son on a sweltering road trip. They're seeking the boy's mother, who left due to the father's alcoholic rages and abuse.
The winner of the Tiger Award, the top prize at the prestigious Rotterdam Film Festival, Pebbles is a stark, big screen fable about the cycles of violence and the energy that is drained from our societies and world by patterns of anger and vengefulness.
"among the most memorable endings in recent cinema."
"A masterpiece of visual storytelling. "
About the Artist
Vinothraj P S is a filmmaker hailing from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He dropped out of
school when he was in class IV owing to poverty. To overcome the financial difficulties at
home, he opted to become a child laborer at the age of 8 and worked in a textile factory until he turned 19. To eke out a living, he then sold DVDs at a roadside shop in Chennai.
During this time, he was introduced to a few people from the Tamil film industry and joined several projects as an assistant director to Mr. Sargunam, a Tamil filmmaker. He began to assistant direct for ‘Manal Magudi’, a post-modernist theatre troupe ,and utilized his time during this venture to shoot a few short films.
His debut feature ‘Koozhangal’ (Pebbles) premiered at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, where it went on to win the coveted Tiger Award and gain worldwide acclaim .
Thank you to our community partner for this screening!
Director: P S VINOTHRAJ
Producer(s): NAYANTHARA &
Creative Producer: AMUDHAVAN KARUPPIAH
Executive Producer(s): V K GUBENDIRAN
SAI VENKATESHWARAN S
Co- Producer: SAI DEVANAND. S
Cinematography: VIGNESH KUMULAI
Art Director: NJAN OOD, SINJU
Karutthadaiyaan as ‘Ganapathy’
Chellapandi as 'Velu'
All other actors who performed in the film are non-professionals and are the people who
reside in the nearby villages. It is their first acting experience of any form.
Editor: GANESH SIVA
Music: YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA
Sound Design: HARI PRASAD M.A.
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