India | 2021 | Color | Drama | 93 min   

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SHANKAR’S FAIRIES
swing
tree
Bird story
Family
DCP | Hindi | 24 fps | 1.85:1 | Dolby 5.1

 SYNOPSIS 

India, 1962. Shankar is the indispensable servant on the estate of the parents of little Anjana and her brother. The little girl loves his fantastical stories and follows him around. Newly independent India is still class-bound and exploitative. The mother handles the servants with a tough hand and the father commands his force with authority. Meanwhile, in the village, Shankar’s daughter gets sick, and he would like to go home…

 FESTIVALS 

- Locarno IFF 2021

        Cineasti del Presente

        In competition 

- TIFF 2021

        Industry Selects

Busan IFF 2021

        A Window on Asian Cinema

- Chicago IFF 2021

        New Directors Competition

- HKAFF 2021

        New Talent Competition

- Nantes 3 Continents 2021

        International Competition

- Göteborg IFF 2022
        Ingmar Bergman Competition

- New Horizon 2022

        The Third Eye section

- Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival "Zerkalo" 2022

        Competition

        

 

 CAST & CREDITS 

Cast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director

Associate director

Director of photography

Editor

Screenplay

Sound Design And Mix

Costume Design

Production Design

Casting Director and Acting Coach

Producers

Production

International Sales

Jaihind KUMAR as Shankar

Shreeja MISHRA as Anjana

Adwik MATHUR as Bhaiya

Ghulam Pir MUHAMMAD as Piru

Arvind as Ramchandra

Santosh as Ramlakhan

AMIT SINHA as Constable 1

Animesh PANDEY as Sub-inspector

Heena as Rafia Begum

Irfana MAJUMDAR as Sudha

Gaurav SAINI as Ramesh

Irfana MAJUMDAR

Gaurav SAINI

Sunny BANERJEE

Tanushree DAS

Nita KUMAR

Vivek SACHIDANAND

Arti PANDIT

Nita KUMAR

Gaurav SAINI

Nita KUMAR

Irfana MAJUMDAR

Gaurav SAINI

Nita KUMAR Production

ASIAN SHADOWS

 AWARDS 

- Nantes 3 Continents 2022

        Montgolfière d’Argent Award

- Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2022

        Grand Jury Honorable Mention

- Dallas Fort Worth South Asian FF 2022

        Best Feature Award

 DOWNLOAD 

Press kit

 PRESS REVIEWS 

"SHANKAR'S FAIRIES is an absolutely stunning piece of filmmaking, a detailed and beautiful ode to the art of telling stories and the value of learning about the world through these small but significant encounters."

-- International Cinephile Society