Wara mendel - Dance of the Wind


Wara mendel - Dance of the Wind

Rajan KhosaIndia – 1997

There is an old Indian tradition according to which the parents teach their children the songs of wisdom, in order to enable them to bear their fate and their lives with more calmness.
Pallavi - acted by India's most successful TV-star Kitu Gidwani - is a young, successful singer who has learnt her art with the help of her mother. She's convinced that she'd still had to learn a lot of her, whereas the mother thinks her already talented enough to keep the tradition of making music and oral deliverance alive herself. Shortly afterwards the old woman dies after having told her daughter about some Guru called "Baba". Since Pallavi doesn't believe in her musical talent she becomes silent amidst in a concert. Now Pallavi has to find her own voice, her inside voice. The guru helps her by giving her a counsel: "Stop searching, only then the music will find you."

Original Title Wara mendel - Dance of the Wind
German Title Tanz des Windes
French Title La danse du vent
Other Titles Dance of the Wind
Directed by Rajan Khosa
Country India
Available Formats 35mm, DVD
Screenplay Rajan Khosa, Robin Mukherjee
Film Editing Emma Matthews
Soundtrack Shubha Mudgal
Cinematography Piyush Shah
Sound Mike Shoring
Production Pandora Film, Frankfurt (Karl Baumgartner), JBA Production, Paris (Jacques Bidou), Moonson Film...
Runtime 87 Min.
Language Hindi/d/f
Kitu Gidwani Kaushalya
Bhaveen Gosain Ranmal, Pallavis Mann
Kapila Vatsyayan
Roshan Bano
B.C. Sanyal
Punarnava Mehta Shabda
Ami Arora Janaki
Vinod Nagpal
Bhunvar Lal
Ibrahim Ahmed
Kusum Chopra
Ranjit Mathur

Mostra Internazionale di'Arte Cinematografica Venezia, Filmfestival Rotterdam (Februar 1998), Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Februar 1998). - Preis des Publikums London Film Festival (Channel Four/Guardian); Preis des Publikums (ARTE/Radio France) und Preis für die beste Darstellerin (Kitu Gidwani), Festival des 3 Continents Nantes, Dezember 1997


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