Competition - Creative Documentaries

A Night of Knowing Nothing

By Payal Kapadia

An award-winner in Cannes and Toronto, this debut film is a revelation and a cinematic gem. From her revolt in the face of rising extremism in India, young filmmaker Payal Kapadia weaves her web, a diary of poems, testimonies and stories against a backdrop of love letters. Edited on black and white images, this virtuosic collage, a tribute to the new wave and to justice, will undoubtedly prove a landmark ode to Indian youth and its freedom.

  • Section Competition - Creative Documentaries
  • Original language(s) Bengali & Hindi
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

Art & EngagementYouthLiberties & Democracy


Director(s)
Payal Kapadia

Producers

  • Thomas Hakim
  • Julien Graff
  • Ranabir Das

World sales

  • Wouter Jansen

Distributor

  • Wouter Jansen

Production

  • Petit Chaos

Cinematographer

  • Ranabir Das

Sound

  • Moinak Bose, Romain Ozanne

Editor

  • Ranabir Das
Duration
96'
Year
2021
Production country
France & India
Status
Swiss Premiere
Saturday 5 March

18:30

Grütli - Salle Simon

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Thursday 10 March

19:30

L’Abri - Madeleine

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Followed by A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia

Sunday 13 March

18:00

Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Followed by the debate Why is it so hard for human beings to respect human rights?