Cinema City: Mumbai - II: HAVE YOU DREAMT CINEMA? by Hansa Thapliyal

A cinema theatre in the suburb of a city is pulled down. Three women who live in that suburb reflect on their various relationships with that fantasy of a film in a darkened theatre.

The Cinema City series was co-produced by Madhusree Dutta, Majlis. Madhusree is a filmmaker, curator, author and cultural activist.

Prague, Czech Republic
Berlin, Germany
Mumbai, India

Hansa Thapliyal is a filmmaker and writer who has worked across fiction and non-fiction forms. She has worked previously on digital archiving and collaborated on a creative project on early Indian cinema. Lately, her work has begun integrating stop motion and animation, in an attempt to make the screen feel more material. Hansa is also a teacher and workshop facilitator.

  • Cinematographer: Lalit Tiwari
  • Sound Recordist: Gissy Michael
  • Editor: Voralia
  • Graphics: Sonali Lambe
  • Direction and Cinematography Assistant: Radhamohini Prasad
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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