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Kabir Mehta

Where: BUDDHA.mov

Why: Is it a documentary or is it fantasy? Kabir Mehta’s first feature BUDDHA.mov keeps you guessing as it shifts form through its 70-minute runtime. Mehta’s disrupts form not only through his experimental narrative structure but also in terms of how far he’ll go to tell a story. His camera follows a flamboyant 27-year-old cricketer from Goa who gives him unrestricted access into the most private parts of his life. As viewers we’re made privy to uninhibited sexual encounters in balconies, bedrooms and churches. As we spy on this vain young man’s obsession with his social media pages, we’re forced to turn the mirror on our own voyeuristic tendencies. The film won the NFDC Film Bazaar Award and Jury Special Mention- Mammoth Lakes FF, California. Mehta decided to pursue filmmaking professionally after unexpectedly winning a filmmaking competition. We're glad he did.




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