College Jury Award
NETPAC Award - International Film Festival Rotterdam - 2020
Nasir is a gentle man with a hard life.
In spite of it all, Nasir remains optimistic. He writes love letters to his wife and declaims his poetry, which silences even the most idiotic loudmouth.
Nasir is also a Muslim in India, where Hindu nationalism has taken on ever more virulent forms in recent decades. A candid exposé of life as a second-class citizen, living in a toxic intolerant society on the edge of inevitably exploding.
Direction & Screenplay
Arun Karthick, born 1992, is an independent filmmaker based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Self-taught, he began producing and directing short films from age seventeen. He finished his debut feature Sivapuranam/The Strange Case of Shiva with a Gap Financing award at Film Bazaar 2014 and the film premiered in International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 in the Bright Future section. He has currently finished his second feature Nasir supported by the Hubert Bals Fund for Script development and the NFF+HBF co-production fund.
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