Tungrus + The Grand Bizarre

The Grand Bizzare

A postcard from an imploded society. Bringing mundane objects to life to interpret place through materials, the film transcribes an experience of pattern, labor and alien(nation)(s). A pattern parade in pop music pairs figure and landscape to trip through the topologies of codification. Following components, systems, and samples in a collage of textiles, tourism, language, and music, the film investigates recurring motifs and how their metamorphoses function within a global economy.

Director: Jodie Mack
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Length: 61 min


A tragi-comical drama, whose protagonist is no other than a young cock, unfolds in a Mumbai apartment just like thousands of others. Grabbed by an eccentric patriarch to serve as a distraction for the family cat, the chick survived, grew up and now imposes his troublesome presence on everyone, tyrannising the entire household. From this unexpected situation, Rishi Chandna creates a hilarious urban fable, which implicitly reveals the life of an Indian middle-class family. Like in a group therapy exercise, everyone shares their point of view, through bold editing that is able to create suspense in a few shots. Will the feisty fowl end up in the pot? Can one escape one’s condition and climb the social ladder, peck by peck? A study of human and animal mores in today’s India lies behind the small domestic theatre of the absurd.

Director: Rishi Chandna
Country: India
Year: 2018
Length: 14 min

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