QISSA

QISSA, THE TALE OF A LONELY GHOST

By Anup SINGH

CINE-SUD PROMOTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

A tale of refugees after the 1947 partition of India. A tale of a father and daughter. Except the father is a ghost and it is his daughter who killed him.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
Contemporary World Cinema NETPAC
Abu Dhabi FF 2013
Best Actress Tillotama Shome
Mumbai FF 2013
The Silver Gateway
Rotterdam IFFR 2014
Public Price
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anup SINGH
    • Writer(s)
    • Anup SINGH
    • Producer(s)
    • Johannes REXIN (HEIMAT FILM), Nina GUPTA (NFDC), Bero BEYER (AUGUSTUS FILM), Thierry LENOUVEL (CINE-SUD PROMOTION)
    • Synopsis
    • Set in post-colonial India, QISSA tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; where individual
      ambitions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity. QISSA is a modern fable, written from personal experience, inspired by historical events. Themes of displacement and identity resonate across generations and borders, so that QISSA allows a removed perspective on subject matters that
      are relevant today.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2011
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