Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights

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<i>Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights</i>. 2012. India. Directed by Suman Ghosh
  • Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights

    2012. India. Suman Ghosh. 65 min.

North American premiere. Introduced by Ghosh
Friday, January 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights

    2012. India. Directed by Suman Ghosh. With Shyamal Bhattacharya, Suparna Chatterjee, Archana Mandal. His sense of propriety upset by the “wasteful” expense of electricity, a very particular 80-year-old retiree becomes obsessed with getting the streetlights in his Calcutta neighborhood turned off after sunrise. Based on a real incident, Ghosh’s verité-style film is alive with the sights, sounds, and personalities of this old neighborhood, revealing a highly original portrait of modern India. In Bengali; English subtitles. 65 min.

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Image: Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights. 2012. India. Directed by Suman Ghosh