Film: If From Every Tongue it Drips +shorts
24 September 2022
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK
FREE, £4, £6.50
+shorts: LOST ARAB, Phone Echo (Hatef Sada), Think About the Beautiful Future Ahead
If From Every Tongue it Drips
The film follows the lives of a couple living in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, one of whom writes Rekhti, a form of 19th century, Urdu, queer poetry; the other, her lover, the camera operator. As their personal lives unfold on camera, the lines between rehearsal and reality, location and distance, self and other dissipate and reinforce one another. Interconnections between British colonialism, Indian nationalism and the impact of both on contemporary poetry, dance and music in South Asia is revealed while using the framework of quantum physics to explore the ways that personal relationships and political movements at once transcend and challenge time, space, identity and location.
dir. Sharlene Bamboat | Canada, Sri Lanka, Scotland 2021 | 68'
in English, Urdu, Tamil with English subtitles
Shorts before the feature::
LOST ARAB | dir. Carine Koleilat | UK 2022 | 5’
Phone Echo (Hatef Sada) | dir. Anouch Basbous | France, Lebanon 2021 | 7'
Think About the Beautiful Future Ahead | dir. Diego Bragà | Brazil 2022 | 4’
Presented in partnership with London Indian Film Festival