Kummatty (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
22 Aug 2022 (Mon)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
89 Minutes
Language
Malayalam / English Subtitle
Director
Govindan Aravindan
Cast
Ramunni, Master Ashokan, Vilasini Reema
Synopsis
Kummatty appears to entertain children, casting a spell of never-ending song and dance in the golden fields of Kerala. When the magician turns a group of children into animals, young Chindan is transformed into a dog. One of India’s foremost filmmakers and a key figure in the New Malayalam cinema, Aravindan displays a uniquely poetic and philosophical eye for narrative. Kummatty unfolds as part magical realist folk tale, part experimental landscape film: a masterpiece of Indian cinema.

Kummatty appears to entertain children, casting a spell of never-ending song and dance in the golden fields of Kerala. When the magician turns a group of children into animals, young Chindan is transformed into a dog. One of India’s foremost filmmakers and a key figure in the New Malayalam cinema, Aravindan displays a uniquely poetic and philosophical eye for narrative. Kummatty unfolds as part magical realist folk tale, part experimental landscape film: a masterpiece of Indian cinema.

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