Photograph

Indien Deutschland USA Monaco 2017/2018 Spielfilm

Summary

Rafi works hard to stay afloat as a photographer in Mumbai. Sharing his modest accommodation with other unmarried men, he sends his money home to pay off his father's debts and dreams of a better life. One day he takes a picture of a young woman in front of the Gateway of India – and from this moment on he can think of nothing else. Miloni is a model student attending a school for auditors and is headed for university. Theirs are two irreconcilable worlds. When Rafi's grandmother arrives, determined to marry off her grandson, Miloni agrees to masquerade as Rafi's girlfriend. As the two begin to meet more and more often, Rafi shows Miloni, who has led a sheltered existence, unknown facets of their city.

Ritesh Batra, who caused a sensation with his debut film "The Lunchbox", returns to his hometown Mumbai for this bittersweet romance. In atmospheric images that exude a quiet charm, he almost casually depicts how social stratification divides Indian society and creates a sensitive portrait of everyday life in this megacity caught between tradition and progress.

Source: 69. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Shoot

    • 04.10.2017 - 29.12.2017: Mumbai
Duration:
109 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.12.2018, 185504, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): 27.01.2019, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 13.02.2019, Berlin, IFF - Special;
Kinostart (DE): 08.08.2019

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Photograph
  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Photograph - Ein Foto verändert ihr Leben für immer

Versions

Original

Duration:
109 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.12.2018, 185504, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): 27.01.2019, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 13.02.2019, Berlin, IFF - Special;
Kinostart (DE): 08.08.2019