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MUCH ADO ABOUT KNOTTING

Synopsis

Geetika Narang Abbasi and Anandana Kapur | 55 min | English, Hindi | 2012
Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices. As they introspect, the melee of the matchmaking industry continues.  At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. The Film is a light-hearted chronicle of this predicament that almost every Indian faces.Born into a society obsessed with marriage, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. The Film is a light-hearted chronicle of the marriage predicament.

Best Film, International Film Festival, Ferizaj, Kosono
European Film Market, Berlin
New York Film Festival
Russian Anthropological Film Festival, Ekaterinburg
Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia
Beloit International Film Festival, Wisconsin
Thin Line Film Festival, Texas
Film Festival of Stuttgart, Germany
Seattle Film Festival
Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico
Planete+ Doc Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Congress, Estonia
International Society of Ethnology and Folklore Film Festival, Iceland
Belize International Film Festival, Belize | River to River Florence Film Festival, Italy
International Film Festival, Antigua Barbuda
Hope Film Festival, San Francisco
Elles Tournent Film Festival, Brussels
Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival
Chicago Film Festival
Japan Film Festival
Ottawa International Film Festival
Intimalente Festival Di Film Ethnografici Caserta, Italy
Eastern Breeze International Film Festival, Canada
Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival Vienna
Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival
IMPERFECTU International Film Festival and Gender
The-Bioscope Jozi Film Fest, Johannesburg
Script – International Short Film Festival, Kerala
Trigger Pitch, IDF-Kerala International Film Festival

Filmmakers

GEETIKA NARANG ABBASI & ANANDANA KAPUR

Born and brought up in Delhi, Geetika pursued advertising after completing her graduation in English Literature from Delhi University. Soon, her love for films led her to filmmaking. Having worked on various formats – from documentaries to TV commercials, she ventured into independent filmmaking with her first short fiction, the award winning, Good Night. Subsequently, she has edited and directed several documentaries that have been recognised and showcased nationally and internationally.

 

 

Anandana is an independent filmmaker and social scientist based in Delhi. She has previously worked in broadcast television and is a published author on Media, Art and Gender. She conducts lectures on Cinema and Culture for exchange students from US, Canada and Europe and is a wiki-educator. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary The Great Indian Jugaad. Anandana likes to travel, photograph and collect folklore. She is currently working on a film on grassroots innovation in India.