It’s Bollywood by way of Slumdog Millionaire in this tale of nine youthful offenders in a harsh correctional facility who learn to dance as a form of art therapy. When the brutal warden refuses to let them take part in a national dance competition, they escape, using their street smarts to stay ahead of the cops, tie up loose ends from their various backstories, and prepare for the big show. Kinetic camerawork and editing, electrifying dance numbers, and the gritty reality of poverty combine in a one-of-a-kind experience. In Marathi with English subtitles.
PLAYING WITH: Music Video Virtuos Virtuell (Virtuoso Virtual) Thomas Stellmach, Maja Oschmann / Germany / 8 min Abstract ink drawings grow in an interplay of curiosity, timid encounters, dynamic pursuits, and confrontation, carrying us on a poetical journey to a musical world.