Deha Vānī

The name of the body is a short film, fictional performative & musical, shot in the countryside of Gujarat in India. Prod. : Le Fresnoy

Project visual Deha Vānī
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03/15/2014
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€2,130
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Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains supports the project Deha Vānī

Deha Vānī

 

 

 

In Brief : 

 

My project was initiated in India, one year before, from the discovery and my fascination facing a photographic portrait of a RAMNAMI (which belongs to the untouchable community whose bodies are fully tattooed with writings). The story of initiation imagined for this film attempts to evoke the strength of these untouchables who have found, in this irreversible deed, a way to rehabilitate themselves. A quest towards reconciliation with oneself. 

The construction of this film was an opportunity to synthesize my practices and my interest in the visual arts, film, performance, dance and music ; also, having grown up on the Reunion Island, to expose the diversity of my cultural background.

Directed with an Indian team, the film is also an entry in the political, literary and musical culture of India.

 

(The teaser above, does not reveal the script but evokes the spirit of the film).

 

 

Diffusion :

Shot in India and produced by Le Fresnoy National studio of contemporary Arts (Tourcoing in France), the film will be released and distributed by the distribution department of the institution (2012: 800 projections, 400 institutions / festivals, 50 countries ..).

The Premiere will be projected June 5th, 2014 at the opening of the exhibition Panorama 16 at Le Fresnoy, which you are warmly invited.

http://www.lefresnoy.net/en/exhib/panorama-16

 

 

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Photo : © Ruchi ANADKAT

   

Synopsis :

 

At an indefinite time in India, a farmer walks his cow in a forest that is said to haunted by "The lost voice spirit". There, he had a strange experience. Back to his village, a wise tells him that he is condemned to die. Unless he makes the choice to go to meet the spirit and himself. For this, they will write on the whole body some sacred texts that will help him in his search in the forest. But what will he find there, now dressed with these words? And in which dance will he be moved?

 

 

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Photo : © David AYOUN

 

Shooting location : 

 

Bordering Mahinadi River, in the countryside, near Vadodara (Gujarat in India), nature has enough water to deploy with strangeness. It is here that will be filmed forest wanderings of our farmer.

The entrance of a house in the nearest village called Jaspur will host a key moment in the film.

 

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Photo : © David AYOUN

 

 

 

Few cinematographic inspirations :

 

 

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Kwaidan, 1964

 

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Tropical Malady, 2004

 

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Oncle Boonmee, 2010

 

 

 

Dates of shooting in India :

from 22 to 28 february 2014

 

Dates of music recording in India : 

between 13 and 20 february 2014 

 

Post-production in France :

from 10 march to 15 may

 

Diffusion :

Shot in India and produced by Le Fresnoy National studio of contemporary Arts, the film will be released and distributed by the distribution department of the institution (2012: 800 projections, 400 institutions / festivals, 50 countries ..).

The Premiere will be projected June 5th, 2014 at the opening of the exhibition Panorama 16 at Le Fresnoy, which you are warmly invited.

http://www.lefresnoy.net/en/exhib/panorama-16

 

 

Technical :

 

Shooting material : RED Epic Camera

Projection ratio : 16:9

Duration : around 15min

Langage : Gujarati subtitled english

 

 

Équipe de tournage :

 

Direction : David AYOUN

Line producer & assistant director : Ruchi ANADKAT

Director of photography : Pooja Gupte

Camera assistant : Sudhakar Singh

Rental equipment picture : Just Video Broadcast Private Limited

Sound Engineer : Shailesh Sharma

 

 

Acteurs : 

 

1. The farmer : Alpesh Nagar

 

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Photo : © David AYOUN

 

 

2. The cow : Vāc

 

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Photo : © Ruchi ANADKAT

 

 

3. The Wise : Tanmay Gangopadhyay

 

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Photo : © David AYOUN

 

 

4. The calligraphers : Ramesh Mandlik & Ravi Barot

 

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Photo : © Rahul ORRA

 

 

 

Music : 

 

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Dhaval Mistry (Pakhavaj)

Chirag Solanki (Ram Dhol)

Dhruti Trivedi (poetic & musical adaptation of the wise song)

David AYOUN (Art direction)

Rishabh Digital Recording Studio (Music recording in India)

 

 

 

Production : Le Fresnoy

Production manager : Estelle Benazet 

 

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Support in India : Uttaryan Art Foundation

Support in France : Association Point MOV

 

   

Allocation of funds

Main producer of the project, Le Fresnoy provides most of the financial contribution and a help industry.

Uttarayan Art Foundation supports the project by hosting and feeding gracefully whole team (about 15 people) within 7 days of shooting.

 

However, the budget is not sufficient to meet the needs and technical requirements of the project.

 

Your contributions would finance:

200€ for hire tracks for 3 days (to make the 4 tracks of the film)

400€ for part of the 6 days of renting the RED Epic camera (to shoot in HDR in the forest not to burn the highlights or shadows butcher).

500€ pour une partie des multiples déplacements nécessaires au tournage et à sa préparation (mal évalué au départ du projet).

 

740€ for some of the multiple trips during the shoot and preparation (misjudged at the start of the project).

 

Donations will be managed by the association Point MOV that supports the project from France.

 

Thank you in advance for your valuable support.

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