New Directors Competition
Anjani is one of the countless migrants moving to India’s expanding cities. He lives with his heavily pregnant sister and her husband in a shack in New Delhi. His brother-in-law has arranged a job for him as a professional monkey repeller. Ever since the keeping of langur monkeys —the natural enemies of rhesus monkeys— has been prohibited, humans have taken on the tricky job of protecting tourists and preventing the cheeky rhesus monkeys from invading government buildings. But many Indians worship the monkeys as incarnations of the god Hanuman and reverently feed them, which only serves to make the animals even bolder. Anjani is afraid of the monkeys. On one particular feast day, the situation escalates and he resorts to unusual measures.
Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.
Shardul Bhardwaj, Shashi Bhushan, Mahender Nath, Naina Sareen, Nutan Sinha, Nitin Goel
Shwetaabh Singh, Prateek Vats
Born in Ranchi, India, in 1984. After graduating from the University of Delhi, he completed a master’s in film directing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). His debut in direction was with the documentary feature- length A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (2017). As well as making his own films and teaching, he is involved in the Ektara and Phase I film collectives. Eeb Allay Ooo! is his first fiction feature film.