This annual celebration of alternative Indian cinema showcases contemporary film, while highlighting the work of marginal and independent South Asian filmmakers.
We are delighted a new season of Not Just Bollywood is returning to HOME in September with a focus on regional rural identity including Indian filmmaker Gurvinder Singh’s Punjab Trilogy. Presented as a trilogy for the first time, this series of loosely connected films explore the histories, politics and narratives of contemporary Punjab.
Additionally, we will be screening Muhammad Quayum’s debut film The Golden Wings of Watercocks which portrays the impact of climate change on landless farmers in Bangladesh.
Not Just Bollywood is curated by Omar Ahmed, UK-based film scholar and Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Head of Film Strategy.
In this festival
Previously in this Festival
A turbulent newsroom drama intimately chronicling the working days of Indian broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar
Omar Ahmed, co-curator of Not Just Bollywood, introduces Pakeezah
This one hour intro will give audiences an insight into the career of Irrfan Khan, exploring his stardom, acting style & key films that defined…
This screening will be followed by an informal panel discussion exploring Indian independent cinema. We will be joined by Ashvin Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema…
Using clips and a range of examples, this talk looks at the dynamics of representation of caste in Indian cinema.
Delve deeper into our Not Just Bollywood film season with this special one-hour introduction that explores the growing power of the female audience at the…