Scene from the film That Cloud Never Left
Scene from the film That Cloud Never Left
Scene from the film That Cloud Never Left
Scene from the film That Cloud Never Left
Scene from the film That Cloud Never Left
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That Cloud Never Left

  • India
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In Daspara, a village 200 km outside of Calcutta, hundreds of toys are produced every day: rattles, whistles, windmills, all made by hand. The raw materials used are old strips of film, detritus from the archives of Bollywood. What matters isn’t so much the pictures that are used by the workers, but rather the material and the clicking sound that the strips of film make. As the villagers follow this routine with uninterrupted monotony, a few narratives leak out from the shredded analogues of film and infuse the place with phantasmagoria.


  • Original title
    That Cloud Never Left
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Paromita Dhar
  • Editing
    Abhro Banerjee
  • Sound
    Bigyna Dahal
  • Duration
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • India
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • Alchemy Film and Art Festival, Scotland
    • International New Cinema Show, Pesaro
    • International Festival of Art and Film Book FILAF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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