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NEWTON

/ Newton

India, 2016, 104’

When and Where

  • 21:00 Cineplex (Sala 5)
  • 14:00 Cineplex (Sala 4)

A bittersweet comedy about the electoral process in one of the most isolated corners of a country seems particularly relevant for Brazil, especially at a time when the very foundations of its democracy are being undermined. The film aptly blends a focused attentive eye on its characters and their dramas with the ability to go beyond their lives, forcing us to reconsider the dilemmas of “doing Good” in wholly unusual contexts that border the surreal.

Director

Amit V Masurkar

Mumbai-based Amit V Masurkar has written for sketch comedy shows and Bollywood films. His directorial debut, the uber low-budget comedy, “Sulemani Keeda” (89 min, 2014, India-USA) was an indie sleeper hit. “Newton” is his second film.

Credits

Director
Amit V Masurkar
Srceenwriter
Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurkar
Producer
Manish Mundra
Direction of Photography
Swapnil S Sonawane
Production Designer
Angelica Monica Bhowmick
Editor
Shweta Venkat Mathew
Soundtrack
Naren Chandavarkar & Benedict Taylor
Sound
Niraj Gera
Cast
Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Danish Husain
Production Company
Drishyam Films
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Festivals

  • CICAE Art Cinema Award – Berlinale
  • Jury Prize for Best Film – Hong Kong IFF
  • Tribeca FF

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