Watermelon, Fish and Half Ghost

Payal Kapadia

Synopsis

A fable about life in a chawl (urban middle class housing society) where superstitions, relationships and crisis combines the families into a unified community. The film follows a folk tale like structure to talk about a kind of society in old Mumbai city and the people that belonged to it in a fantasy tale of lost loves. The film also looks at the idea of infinite time and life cycles.

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Director’s Bio

Payal Kapadia is a filmmaker from Mumbai, India. Her Film ‘Afternoon Clouds’ was selected for the Cinefondation Section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Her previous work includes The Last Mango Before the Monsoon, which was shown at The International Short Film festival of Oberhausen (2015) where it won the FIPRESCI Award and Special Jury Mention and the Best Film at the Mumbai International Film Festival (2016).  She is currently studying film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India.

Run Time

10 min.