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A Multi-Award Winning absurdist portrait of the Indian judicial system.

Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
India/ 2014/116 mins
Languages: Marathi,Hindi,English & Gujarati with English subtitles


Winner of the BEST FEATURE FILM award at the 62nd National Film Awards (India) and the Best Film in the Horizons at the Venice International Film Festival, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the "people's poet," is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. What truly distinguishes Court, however, is Tamhane's brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters and to Indian society as a whole, rich with complexity and contradiction.

Chaitanya Tamhane
Born in Mumbai in 1987, Chaitanya Tamhane is an English literature graduate. Six Strands (2010), his first short film, was screened at various international film festivals including Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, Edinburgh, and Slamdance. In 2012, he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin Film Festival. Court is his first feature film. The film was awarded the Hubert Bals Fund from the Rotterdam Film Festival.


Indie Meme is a film distribution company for South Asian independent films in the US. We aim to build communities around film by promoting meaningful cinema via theatrical, non-theatrical, educational & event based platforms.
Indie Meme is a fiscally sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance.
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