A Rifle and a Bag

  • India
  • Italy
  • Qatar
  • Romania
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Best Feature-Length Documentary // Somi and her husband met and fell in love while fighting alongside the Naxalites, a communist guerrilla group that has been fighting since the 60’s for the rights of the tribal communities of India. After a decade of armed struggle, the couple deserted the movement and surrendered to the police. Ever since, they have been striving to forge a new identity, educate their two children and eventually reconcile their violent past with the fervent desire to integrate into the hostile Indian society.

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  • Original title
    A Rifle and a Bag
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Cristina Haneș, Isabella Rinaldi, Arya Rothe
  • DOP
    Cristina Haneș
  • Editing
    Yael Bitton, Cristina Haneș, Isabella Rinaldi, Arya Rothe
  • Sound
    Ioan Filip, Dan-Ștefan Rucăreanu
  • Duration
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • India
    • Italy
    • Qatar
    • Romania
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2020
    • Visions du Reel 2020
    • First Look @ Museum of Moving Image in NYC 2020
    • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2020
    • One World Romania 2020
    • Durban International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Special Mention of the Jury at 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in the Bright Future Competition

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