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Farrago is an unkempt diary that generates a stream of audio-visual dissonance without an attempt to resolve it. While some parts of the varied montage traverse along with contemporary political issues, other parts blend fictional and documentary narratives to spawn a meaningless tale of a city and its fathomless vigor. This film failingly tries to construct a narrative out of small, disjointed and unassociated clips; yet, this failure itself is imbued with sporadic instances of political statements.

  • Santasil Mallik
  • Hyash Tanmoy
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Short, Dama, Hybrid, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
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  • Language:
    Bengali, English, Hindi
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Distribution Information
  • Hyash Tanmoy
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Santasil Mallik

Santasil Mallik is a visual artist and researcher interested in the literary associations of visual signification. Through his practice, he seeks to reflect on the contemporary political landscape and its representational
limits in different aesthetic regimes.

His film, Farrago (2019) has been screened and awarded in various art programmes across the globe including VideoEx, Laceno D'Oro, Llawn Festival, Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão, etc.

Currently, he is pursuing his research on Literary Visualities at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Director Statement

After moving away from home to pursue my graduation in the capital city, I was exposed
to a vast array of discourses, political motivations, and cultural contestations. In the
process of exploring the city and its hues, I started recording my interactions with the
people and circumstances I came across. It was a way of carving out my space amidst the
cosmopolitan conundrum, or perhaps, immersing into it further.
The diaristic collage of images, strewn with my longing for home, somewhere echoes the
political concerns of our day. In the farrago of success-driven economy and
fundamentalisms, my film rather chooses to fail and nurture a moment of incertitude.