Copyright © 2010-2024 Gautam Valluri. All rights reserved.

Midnight Orange
2018, France/ India, 16mm, 11', colour, sound

A film about unresolved crescendos, thwarted anticipations and unmanaged escalations told through architecture gone awry.

Filmed in the tombs of the Paigah family in Hyderabad, India, noise and silence, flicker and stillness tell the tale of a tradition of architecturally outdoing your ancestors, even in death's eternal sleep.

Film processing by Filmlab Mumbai, India
Post-production at L'Abominable, France

Many thanks to:
Grégoire Quenault
Richard J. Gledhill
Sarah Jane Cathey
Nicolas Rey
Guillaume Mazloum
Tomaž Burlin
Stefano Canapa
Rahmatullah
Kalle Jurvanen

Digital post-production with the support of Atelier 105 by Light Cone, Paris.

Exhibition format: 16mm, DCP & ProRes 422HQ

Screenings:
29.09.23, 19.00 : Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, IL, USA
29.09.23, 18.00 : Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, IL, USA
29.09.23, 17.00 : Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, IL, USA
14.07.23 - 28.07.23 : Ultra Dogme (online screening), Berlin, Germany
24.06.23, 19.00 : Screening Salon n°4, Berlin, Germany
23.06.23, 20;00 : Perceptual Poetics, Echoes from South Asia, Berlin, Germany
30.06.20, 19.00 : Scarborough Museum Trust, UK (online screening)
02.05.20, 17.00 : Alchemy Film & Arts Live, Hawick, UK (online screening)
13.03.20, 21.00 : Light Field Film Festival, San Francisco, USA (cancelled/ Covid-19)
09.12.19, 12.00 : International Film Festival of Kerala, India
28.11.19, 20.00 : 1666 Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23.11.19, 20.00 : 1666 Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil
07.11.19, 19.00 : Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany
22.09.19, 19.30 : Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, USA
18.09.19, 20.00 : Microlights Cinema, Milwaukee, USA
26.07.19, 15.00 : EXiS Festival, Seoul, South Korea
12.07.19, 20.30 : Le Dôme Festival, Montbazon, France
01.06.19, 10.30 : S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña, Spain
29.05.19, 21.00 : Cineclube de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
27.04.19, 16.00 : European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
26.04.19, 20.00 : Cinéma L'Étoile, Paris, France
27.01.19, 12.45 : International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), The Netherlands
26.01.19, 20.30 : International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), The Netherlands

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