Night of Knowing Nothing
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A Night of Knowing Nothing

Framed with a box of found love letters belonging to a former student at the Film and Television Institute of India, A Night of Knowing Nothing poetically weaves together personal and political, documentary and fiction. Payal Kapadia’s debut feature, winner of the best documentary at Cannes, is an essential document of contemporary India and a generation of young people fighting the injustices of their time. 2021, India/France, DCP, in Hindi and Bengali with English subtitles, 96 min.

Payal Kapadia is a Mumbai-based filmmaker and artist. She studied film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India. Her film A Night of Knowing Nothing won the Golden Eye award for best documentary at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, Kapadia’s short film Afternoon Clouds was selected for the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Her experimental short And What Was the Summer Saying had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2018 and received the Special Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam. Kapadia’s experimental short The Last Mango Before Monsoon premiered at the Oberhausen International Film Festival in 2015, where she was awarded the FIPRESCI award and Special Jury Prize.

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