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A Night of Knowing Nothing

A student in India writes letters to her lover, revealing her anxieties and the changes around her.


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.



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Plot summary

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.

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Available at home