Why watch this film?
Awarded at festivals such as Cannes and Toronto, 'A Night of Knowing Nothing' is the rare type of film that, through the letters of a student to her lover, blurs the boundaries between documentary and dream, between reflection and agitation, and between intimacy and the political, through a fragmentation of both narrative and its vibrant kaleidoscopic black and white images. Though set in a very specific context (Narendra Modi's India), it is a vibrant portrait of youth and their burning idealism in the face of growing uncertainty.
A university student in India writes letters to her estranged lover while he is away. Through these letters, we get a glimpse into the drastic changes taking place around her. Merging reality with fiction, dreams, memories, fantasies and anxieties, an amorphous narrative unfolds.
Where to watch?
Available at home