V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

NAALU PENNUNGAL

V' 08

NAALU PENNUNGAL

FOUR WOMEN

Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Indien, 2008
Fiction, 105min, OmeU

NAALU PENNUNGAL

Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Indien, 2008
Fiction, 105min, OmeU

Actors: 
Episode 1: Padmapriya
Kunju Pennu, die Prostituierte
Sona Nair
Thresya
Sreejith
Pappukutty
M.R. Gopakumar
der Vater
Rosilin
Mutter
Mukesh
Besucher
Murali
der Ehemann
Kavya Madhavan
die jüngere Schwester
Lalita
die Mutter
Screenplay: 
Adoor Gopalakrishnan nach vier Kurzgeschichten von Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Sound: 
N. Harikumar
Camera: 
M.J. Radhakrishnan
Editor: 
Ajith
Composer: 
Isaac Thomas
Decoration: 
Rajasekharan
Costume: 
S.B. Satheesh

Production: 
Adoor Gopalakrishnan Productions Darsanam Trivandrum 695017 Kerala, Indien T 471 2446567, adoorg@gmail.com
World Sales: 
Adoor Gopalakrishnan Productions Darsanam Trivandrum 695017 Kerala, Indien T 471 2446567, adoorg@gmail.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The selection of short stories was significant, as it would in due course allow me the freedom to introduce new characters and situations and infuse sub-texts and layers into the narrative. It was not per chance that the four stories finally chosen here were on women. In the matrilineal society of Kerala, women enjoyed a few privileges in the family as well as the society. In some ways they were empowered but in other ways bound by convention. These four women are distanced from each other in time (the first story is set in the Forties and the last one ends in the late Sixties). Their professions are different. And each of them belongs to a different stratum of the society in class as well as consciousness. All the same there develops a thematic conflict within and between the four stories that finds a resolution at the end. (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)

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