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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Declaration (Ariyippu)

Mahesh Narayanan


Director's Biography

Mahesh Narayanan is an Indian filmmaker, editor, writer, cinematographer and producer. Declaration (2022), his fourth feature-length film, had its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival. His earlier films have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Moscow International Film Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of India in Goa. Alongside his writing and directorial ventures, Narayanan continues to work as a f ilm editor in several Indian languages.

Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil
Mon 14 / 21h00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs
Fri 18 / 22h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Hareesh and Reshmi are a migrant couple from Kerala working in a medical gloves factory near Delhi. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, an old video resurfaces among the factory workers, opening up a Pandora’s box that threatens the couple’s jobs and their marriage. As desperation and hostility mount, Hareesh and Reshmi confront their own needs and desires while torn between conscience and compromise.

Director : Mahesh Narayanan
Producer : Shebin Backer
Screenwriter : Mahesh Narayanan
Cinematographer : Sanu John Varughese
Production Designer : Jothish Shankar
Editor : Mahesh Narayanan, Rahul Radhakrishnan
Sound : Vishnu Govind, Sreesankar, Vaisakh P.V.
Music : Tony Rutherford

Kunchacko Boban, Divya Prabha, Lovleen Misra, Danish Husain, Kannan Arunasalam

Production Company : Shebin Backer Productions, Kunchacko Boban
Productions, Moving Narratives
International Sales : Moving Narratives








Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil