FOM in 2008

  • Films shown at Frame Of Mind in 2008 held at Chennai between 10-12 October 2008 include …

    Mohanlal’s portrayal of the inner demons and depressions of a highly-skilled Sanskrit scholar in Vadakkumnathan (Malayalam);
    Iris (English) – a tender depiction of  novelist Iris Murdoch‘s descent into Alzheimer’s Disease; and
    Vasantha Balan’s award winning Veyil (Tamil) which revolves around parenting and child development with a poignant performance by Pasupathy were screened on 10th Oct, the first day of the festival.
    11th October featured
    Oil on Water(English) – a beautiful, haunting story about a young, creative couple set in South Africa;
    Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator (English) – an amazing performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, a genius debilitated by severe obsessive compulsive disorder; and
    Aamir Khan’s directorial debut film Taare Zameen Par (Hindi) on learning disabilities portrayed by the talented Darsheel Safary
    The final day saw –
    Hiding Divya (English) which tackles the taboo of mental illness in the South Asian community in New Jersey; Canvas (English), a child’s struggle to find his own identity while dealing with his mother’s troubling illness; and Mahesh’s Bhat‘s hauntingly beautiful tapestry of a chapter in the life of the late actress Parveen Babi in Woh Lamhe (Hindi).

    Winning Contest entries

    I – Sweekar

    II – Little Space

    Special Mention – The Radio

    Other Contest entries screened:

    • Portrait
    • Perspectives
    • Just Like You
    • Thoughts
    • Dawn of Concious
    • Acceptance
    • Shades of Reality
    • Salvation
    • Fingers
    • Mother
    • I Can
    • Embrace
    • Crumpled

    Detailed Synopsys of feature films (PDF in A4 format) is available here