Feature Film

Moothon – The Elder One

Die Suche nach Akbar bringt seinen jüngeren Bruder Mulla von der Insel Lakshadweep in den dekadenten Untergrund von Mumbai.

Tired of his mundane existence in the Lakshwadeep islands, fourteen-year-old Mulla sets out in search of his enigmatic long-lost elder brother Akbar who was known to heal people through his magical Kuthuratheeb performances. Mulla’ s relentless search urges him to take a boat and cross turbulent waters to get to Mumbai. An unsparing yet inspiring vision of the down trodden decadent city through the story of two small town siblings, each with their own reason for escaping to the big city, in this urgent drama pondering gender, sexuality, violence, tolerance and transformation.

Malayalam film star Nivin Pauly plays the extremely dark character Akbar/Bhai. “Moothon” , Geetu Mohandas’ (“Liars Dice”) third feature film, is produced by Anurag Kashyap.

• Director and script: Geetu Mohandas • India 2019 • 110 Min • Malayalam, Hindi with English subtitles • Cast: Nivin Pauly, Shashank Arora, Sanjana Dipu, Sobhita Dhulipala

6.-8.11.2020 (Friday – Sunday): Online Stream

With the Online-Festival-Pass for 8 € you will get access (within Germany) to following films: Aise Hee – Just like that, Kislay Kislay / Mogul Mowgli, Bassam Tariq / New Generations Short Film Wallah Competition / Moothon – The Elder One, Geetu Mohandas / Baaram – Burden, Priya Krishnaswamy

8.11.2020 (Sonntag), 17:00, Frankfurt

Moothon – The Elder One, Entrance 10 € (reduced 8 €), Orfeos Erben, Hamburger Allee 45, 60486 Frankfurt am Main

27.11.2020 (Freitag), 21:30, Köln

Moothon – The Elder One, Eintritt 9 € (ermäßigt 8 €), Filmpalette, Lübecker Straße 15, 50668 Köln

Online streaming has ended.