Previously at the ICA - Films
21 Jul 2013
Director Q returns with this psychedelic take on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's namesake play. A prince and his friend, trapped in a crumbling palace, invoke an Oracle who passes on a message of liberation. They flee the palace, and shipwrecked on a paradise island encounter a strange culture. The islanders are all soldiers who call themselves the cards, and live by a code of rules that outlaws any human behaviour. Thanks to the new arrivals, the land of cards sees dissent for the first time.
Shot through with lush eroticism, the film boasts a soundtrack featuring acclaimed musicians Asian Dub Foundation, Susheela Raman, Sam Mills, Eric Truffaz, Moog Conspiracy and Anusheh.
Followed by a Q&A with actor Soumyak Kanti De Biswas and production designer Opashona Ghosh.
Tasher Desh, dir. Q, India 2012, 114 mins, cert. 12A, Bengali with English subtitles