Films 2018

Garbage

Runtime:
105.0 min.
Year of Production:
2018
Country:
India
Director:
Production Company:
Fooyong Film Pvt.
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Screening at the Festival:

17. 02. 18CineStar 320:15
21. 02. 18CinemaxX 722:30
22. 02. 18CineStar 317:45
23. 02. 18Cubix 720:15
24. 02. 18CineStar 322:45
25. 02. 18Zoo Palast 216:00

A young, seemingly mute woman has been fixed to the wall of an apartment with a long metal chain. She is being kept as a slave in the home of taxi driver Phanishwar, where she sleeps on a table and cooks for him. Phanishwar is a fervent supporter of the right-wing extremist guru ‘Baba’ and spreads his hatred in the commentary sections of social networks. One day he meets a young woman, Rami, who has had to go underground in Goa after a secretly filmed sex video in which she appeared went viral on the internet. He becomes her driver, whilst secretly stalking her online. Indian director Q does not shy away from controversy, having already succeeded in inflaming passions with the dark tales in his feature film debut, Gandu. His stylishly shot revenge story Garbage revolves around two women who are exposed to different forms of oppression. Q initially takes time to develop the events, making some (queer) detours until eventually, things radically change. And when female martyrdom turns into retaliation, the director finds drastic images for the filmic deconstruction of (Indian) masculinity.

FILMOGRAFIE Q (selection)

2018 Garbage 

Interview with Q and cast

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