Sound of Silence

Bijukumar Damodaran/89 minutes/2016/India/Fiction

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Synopsis

Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it is a journey of a neglected and abandoned mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is furiously neglected by his father. When his father goes behind bars, the boy stares at a lonely and deserted life ahead. His relationship with an elderly Buddhist monk helps him to detach from his voiceless suffering and to explore the bond that each creation shares with nature. With nowhere to go, he joins a Buddhist monastery even as he fights an inner battle of unrequited love.

Berlatar di lembah Himalaya, film ini berkisah tentang seorang anak lelaki bisu yang dibuang dan terabaikan. Ia kehilangan ibunya saat lahir dan ditelantarkan dengan kejam oleh ayahnya. Ketika ayahnya masuk penjara, anak lelaki itu merenungi hidupnya yang sepi dan telantar. Ia bertemu dengan seorang pendeta tua Buddha yang membantunya melupakan penderitaan dalam kebisuannya itu, pun ia menjelajahi ikatan alam dengan semua makhluk. Tanpa arah dan tujuan, ia masuk sebuah biara Buddhis dan bahkan berusaha melawan gejolak cintanya yang tak berbalas.

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Director

Bijukumar Damodaran

Bijukumar Damodaran

Director

Dr. Biju (Bijukumar Damodaran) is an Indian filmmaker who has won India’s top film award, The National Film Award, three times. His films were widely screened at many international films festivals like Cannes, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, New York, Telluride, Jeonju , Jogja-NETPAC Indonesia, etc. He has also served as a jury member for India’s National Film Awards 2012, India’s Oscar selection jury member 2015, 30th Fajr International Film Festival Iran, and International Film Festival of Kerala 2011.

 

Dr. Biju (Bijukumar Damodaran) adalah seorang sutradara India yang memenangkan penghargaan film tertinggi di India, The National Film Award, sebanyak tiga kali. Filmnya diputar secara luas di banyak festival film internasional seperti Cannes, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, New York, Telluride, Jeonju , Jogja-NETPAC Indonesia, dan lain-lain. Ia juga ditunjuk sebagai juri untuk India’s National Film Awards tahun 2012, anggota juri seleksi Oscar India tahun 2015, 30th Fajr International Film Festival Iran, dan International Film Festival of Kerala 2011.