Feature Film

Karnan

Fearless, but short tempered Karnan, played by Tamil movie star Dhanush, becomes the head of resistance in his village’s fight for equality and Rechte der Dalits.
German premier Director Mari Selvaraj will be present.

 

German premier Director Mari Selvaraj will be present Karnan is a Tamil action drama set in a small village in Tamil Nadu in 1997. It centers on young Karnan, played by Tamil film star Dhanush, and his fight for rights for the villagers. The villagers belong to the Dalit caste, which has been oppressed for decades. The conflict ignites over the lack of a bus stop, demanded by villagers for years but repeatedly denied by the authorities. A bus stop means access to medical care and education, to work and an end to isolation. When a bus driver refuses to stop even in an emergency for a very pregnant woman from the village, the situation escalates. Karnan becomes the head of resistance against the authorities. Karnan is loosely influenced by the 1995 Kodiyankkulam caste violences.

• Director and script: Mari Selvaraj • Indien 2021 • 158 Min • Tamil mit engl. Untertiteln • Cast: Dhanush, Rajisha Vijayan, Lal, Yogi Babu, Nataraj Subramaniam

 

12th -14th Nov 2021 (Friday-Sunday) Online Stream

With the online festival pass for 10 € you get access (within DE) to the following films: Writing with Fire, Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh / The Great Indian Kitchen, Jeo Baby / New Generations Short Film Wallah Competition / Karnan, Mari Selvaraj / Sthalpuran, Akshay Indikar / Pebbles - Koozhangal, Vinothraj P.S.. We will contact you by mail after you buy the festival pass. Writing with Fire, Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh / The Great Indian Kitchen, Jeo Baby / New Generations Short Film Wallah Competition / Karnan, Mari Selvaraj / Sthalpuran, Akshay Indikar / Pebbles – Koozhangal, Vinothraj P.S.
Wir kontaktieren Sie per Mail, nachdem Sie den Festivalpass gekauft haben.

13.11.2021 (Samstag), 20:00, Frankfurt

Karnan, Entrance 10 € (reduced 8 €), Orfeos Erben, Hamburger Allee 45, 60486 Frankfurt am Main

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