A Night A Day

Daytime. A pair of lovers enter a house deserted by a flood. She has run away from home. He is not in a condition to start a life with her. The wind blows heavy in the fields of long grass.

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  • Prathap Joseph T
    Writer /Director
    Kuttippuram Palam, Avalkoppam, Randuper Chumbikumbol, 52 seconds
  • Prathap Joseph T
    Producer
    Avalkoppam, 52 seconds, Randuper Chumbikumbol
  • Christopher Dalton
    Producer
    Jury member - 67th National Film Awards of India, Founder of the Cinema Society of India, Advisory board member of the Kautik International Film Festival, and Artistic Director of the Chalachitram National Film Festival as well as the Chicago International Indie Film Festival
  • Yamuna Chungappalli
    Key Cast
  • Maari
    Key Cast
    Unmadiyude maranam
  • Prathap Joseph T
    Cinematography
    CR No: 89, Shaavam, Sexy Durga, John, Avalkoppam, Death of an insane, Randuper Chumbikumbol
  • Minimal Cinema
    Production company
    Avalkoppam, 52 seconds, Randuper Chumbikumbol
  • House of Illusions
    Production company
    Devi, Cine Veda, Madan Veri
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Oru Rathri Oru Pakal
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Malayalam
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FIPRESCI - India | Grand Prix
    All India
    India
    Nominee | Best Indian Feature Film
  • Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne
    Melbourne
    Australia
    World Premiere
    Nominee | Beyond Bollywood
  • Kazhcha-Niv Independent Film Festival
    Thiruvanthapuram
    India
    India Premiere
    Nominee | Best Film
  • Yashwant International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    Nominee | Indian Cinema
  • Independent Film Festival of Chennai
    Chennai
    India
    Nominee | Indian Cinema
  • International Film Festival of Thrissur
    Thrissur
    India
    Nominee | Malayalam Cinema - Parallel Streams
  • Kasargod International Film Festival
    Kasargod
    India
    Nominee | World Frames
  • Panchajanyam International Film Festival
    Chittur, Pallakkad
    India
    Nominee | Indian Independent Cinema
  • Pune International Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    Nominee | Asian Cinema Feature Films
Director Biography

Started career as a Journalist in leading Malayalam newspaper. Self taught Photographer who turned Cinematographer then Director. Founder of Lightsource Photographic Society and Minimal Cinema Film Commune. Now Director of New Wave Film School. Active in film- making Since 2010.

Filmography:

Director:

Feature:
Kuttippuram Palam( Kuttippurm Bridge) 2014
Avalkkoppam ( With Her ) 2016
Randuper Chumpikkumpol ( When to Kiss ) 2017
Oru Rathri Oru Pakal (A Night A Day) 2019

Short :
Frame 2006
Kanunnundo [See ?] 2011
52 Seconds 2016

Cinematographer

CR No. 89 [Malayalam]
Director-Sudevan
Kerala state award winner for best Malayalam film 2013


Savam [Malayalam]
Director - Don Palathara
Best Foreign Language Film [ Barni Film Festival ]

Eli Eli lama sabachthani [Marathi]
Director - Jiju Antony
Official Selection MAMI 2017

Sexy Durga [Malayalam]
Director: Sanalkumar Sasidharan
Hivos Tiger 2017 [ International Film Festival Of Rotterdam]


Akatho Puratho (In or Out) [Malayalam] 2017
Director: Sudevan

Unmadhiyude Maranam (Death of an Insane) [Malayalam] 2018 Director: Sanalkumar Sasidharan


Awards

Tarkovsky [Zerkalo] International Film Festival Russia 2017
Best Cinematographer
Film: Sexy Durga Director: Sanalkumar Sasidharan

P J Antony award for best Cinematography
Documentary : Womenses Director : Unnikrishnan Avala

Kerala Lalithakala Academi Fellowship for Photography [2013]


Workshops

Conducted workshops in Cinematography and Film Making
KR Narayanan National institute Of Visual Science & Arts
National Institute of Technology (Kozhikode)
Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam university

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Director Statement

A Day, A Night is my fourth feature film. Like the previous ones this film has a minimalist approach. It is made without written script or dialogue, mainly through longshots. This is a crowd funded film. Honour killing is a relatively new phenomenon in Kerala although it is rampant in other parts of India. In 2018, Kerala has faced an unprecedentedly huge flood in its history. On the other side the longest river of Kerala, Bharathappuzha flows in decay. Despite the devastating natural calamities, hierarchies on the basis of caste, religion, skin colour and money continue intact. A Day, A Night tries to represent this reality of human condition and Nature. Main characters of the film, a lover and his beloved in most of their conversations, make use of the punch dialogues of mainstream commercial films in Malayalam. Thus, it becomes a counter narrative against the hierarchies sustained by the commercial films for box office success.

Prime concept of the movie is death. It is both simultaneously of the river and man. Death enters into the movie as deluge and love. Overflowing river of the rainy season gets parched during summer. Like way man blossoms during his love and parched during his loveless state. Movie is screened in such a way to depict the dead youth's absences out of focus or soft focus in several scenes. Invisible river is seen only in the last shot.