Athens International Film Festival

PEBBLES / KOOZHANGAL

27/09/2021, 22:30, TRIANON
30/09/2021, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

In an uncharted area of Southern India, a boy decides to involve himself in his parents' dispute and the wild desert landscape is transformed into a transcendental purgatory where scattered souls seek the edge of an infinite horizon. The sun is the only witness in a skillfully made drama, made of light, dust and as much hope as could fit in a child’s handful of pebbles. Recipient of the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival for a pure and precious film which doesn’t hesitate to touch upon contemporary issues in its own otherworldly dialect.


INDIA | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 74’ | TAMIL

Cinema as a window to the world and as a nod towards it. An apparently little story that bears the weight of the archetypical: a drunkard, abusive father in Tamil Nadu of southern India, abuses everyone while drunkenly obsessing over killing his wife. He drags violently along his youngest son, who watches silently.

But the Tiger (First Prize) of the Rotterdam Festival hides not in the plot but in the realistic small print. In the extreme poverty, the eternal sun that dries up everything, the absolute peace that only we disrupt, in a hungry family, an overwhelmed mother, a puppy and most certainly in the invincible look of the young boy, reminiscent of Chaplin. A different kind of cinema, an impressive final shot-overview. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Vinothraj P.S.
SCREENWRITER: Vinothraj P.S.
DoP: Jeya Parthiban, Vignesh Kumulai
MUSIC: Yuvan Shankar Raja
EDITOR: Ganesh Siva
PRINCIPAL CAST: Karuththadaiyaan, Chellapandi

VINOTHRAJ P.S.

Indian director, former video store employ, who found himself by chance in the cinema business of Tamil. He became assistant director in film and theatre, and based on his personal story he makes his directing debut with the present film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021 Pebbles


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        : International Competition

        BRUNO REIDAL, CONFESSION OF A MURDERER / BRUNO REIDAL

        BRUNO REIDAL, CONFESSION OF A MURDERER / BRUNO REIDAL

        23/09/2021, 19:15, TRIANON
        27/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA

        GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT

        GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT

        23/09/2021, 21:45, DANAOS
        24/09/2021, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPION

        LUZZU

        LUZZU

        CRYPTOZOO

        CRYPTOZOO

        24/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/09/2021, 19:30, TRIANON

        THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA / A PRIMEIRA MORTE DE JOANA

        THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA / A PRIMEIRA MORTE DE JOANA

        25/09/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA
        29/09/2021, 22:00, AEGLI ZAPPION

        HIT THE ROAD / JADDEH KHAKI

        HIT THE ROAD / JADDEH KHAKI

        25/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        28/09/2021, 22:15, STELLA

        HUMAN FACTORS

        HUMAN FACTORS

        26/09/2021, 21:45, DANAOS
        28/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        LAMB / DÝRIÐ

        LAMB / DÝRIÐ

        27/09/2021, 20:00, STELLA
        1/10/2021, 22:30, STELLA

        A BALANCE / YUKO NO TENBIN

        A BALANCE / YUKO NO TENBIN

        28/09/2021, 20:30, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA

        LIBERTAD

        LIBERTAD

        29/09/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA
        1/10/2021, 22:15, FLERRY CINEMA

        THE SACRED SPIRIT / ESPÍRITU SAGRADO

        THE SACRED SPIRIT / ESPÍRITU SAGRADO

        29/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA
        2/10/2021, 22:00, FLERRY CINEMA

        AZOR

        AZOR

        30/09/2021, 19:00, IDEAL
        1/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / NOCHE DE FUEGO

        PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / NOCHE DE FUEGO

        30/09/2021, 22:00, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 19:30, RIVIERA

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        3/10/21, 21:30, FLERRY CINEMA