Retrospective 2015

India Matri Bhumi

Indien, Mutter Erde
Roberto Rosselini
I, FRA 1957, 1958, 1959
90 min

A journey to India, from the metropolitan chaos of Benares to the small villages scattered around the inland. INDIA, MATRI BHUMI is intertwining documentary sequences and short fiction tales depicting several male characters in different stages of their lives: an elephant guide getting married, a technician who worked on the construction of the Irakud dam for seven years, an old farmer living a life of contemplation and saving a tiger, and lastly a man with a little monkey who dies in the dry heat of the desert.


  • Roberto Rossellini
  • Fereydoun Hoveyda
  • Sonali Senroy DasGupta
  • Aldo Tonti
  • Cesare Cavagba
  • Philippe Arthuys
  • Alain Danielou
Aniene Film, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)
35 mm
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