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Nostalgia for the Future

A Film about Modernity, the Making of the Indian Citizen and the Architecture of the Home.

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Nostalgia for the Future trailer

Overview

Genre
History, Anthropology, Politics, Public Affairs, and Arts
Synopsis

‘Nostalgia for the Future’ is a film on Indian modernity, the making of the citizen and the architecture of the home. It looks at four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings made over the period of a century. The film explores these spaces and the bodies that were imagined to inhabit them through the evocation of the cinematic and aural collective memory of a nation reinventing itself. The film is therefore shot on multiple formats – 16mm film and video, in both colour and black and white, along with archival footage from state propaganda films and mainstream cinema.

Stage
finished
Running time
0, 54 or 28 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Films Division India
Country
India
Years of Production
2017

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
IDSFFK, Trivandrum and Signs Festival, Kochi, Kerala
Awards
Best Documentary at IDSFFK, Jury's Special Mention at Signs Festival
Language
Hindi and English
Subtitles
English

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