A Night of Knowing Nothing

Scene from the film A Night of Knowing Nothing
image from the film A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING
image: A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING courtesy Cinema Guild

Simultaneously intoxicating and raw, A Night of Knowing Nothing is an experimental docu-fiction whose effortless blend of fiction combines social consciousness with a confessional heart, that insists aggressively upon the continued place for beauty and wonder in the face of stark political struggle.

Belonging as much to the canon of Su Friedrich and Chris Marker as it does to Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, A Night of Knowing Nothing is a haunting reflection of the humanity at the center of widespread upheaval.

"Through fictional love letters found in a cupboard at the Film and Television Institute of India, we meet L, a film student writing to her estranged lover while he is away. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country as they take to the streets to protest widespread discrimination." (Cinema Guild)

“The movie expresses so much, so delicately, about precarious young hearts, the storm clouds of nationalist politics and, most of all, the possibility and necessity of artistic freedom. (Chicago Tribune)

Winner of the Golden Eye award for best documentary Cannes and  the Amplify Voices Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Sponsored by the Albertine Cinémathèque. Albertine Cinémathèque is a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

more info at this website: www.cinemaguild.com/theatrical/anightofknowingnothing.html

Ithaca Premiere
In Hindi with English subtitles