DESPITE THE GODS

By Penny VOZNIAK

CAT & DOCS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012

Cinema’s prodigal daughter Jennifer Lynch braves the unmapped territory
of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and
filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
Sitges - Intl Fantastic FF of Catalonia 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HINDI
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Penny VOZNIAK
    • Producer(s)
    • Karina ASTRUP (House of Gary Pty)
    • Synopsis
    • In 2008, Hollywood’s prodigal daughter, Jennifer Lynch, travels to India to direct Hisss: a creature-feature film about the vengeful snake Goddess Nagin. But things go wrong very quickly. Perhaps there is a good reason why Hollywood and Bollywood have never blended like this before… The more they plan, the more the Gods laugh. The more they try to lock things down, the more they seem to shift; locations, cast, scripts are constantly rotated, re-invented and improvised depending on what the Indian day brings. A cyclone, strikes and superstitious crew don’t do much to help. All differences, apparent and invisible, personal and professional are brought to the surface.With uncensored candour, Lynch can only cheerlead and watch with part hope, part despair as her beloved Hisss strays further and further away from her original vision. Surrounded by a team of truly wonderful Indian crew, her twelve-year-old daughter, and a cast of Bollywood stars, she does her best to stay sane and guide the production through a minefield of disasters.
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