Excavating Loss

Landscape and architecture bear witness to melancholia, decay and desire. From politics to folklore, poetry to drama, these films map out a collision of tradition and modernity.

Programmed and introduced by Shai Heredia, Director of Experimenta India | Total running time 80min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Noise Life

    Noise Life

  • Image from Hijacked


  • Image from Buried in Light

    Buried in Light

  • Image from Sakhisona


Film 1

Noise Life

An exploration of schizophrenia and the colonisation of human sensibility by ‘noise’ in a post-industrial sonic environment.

Dir Sonal Jain, Mriganka Madhukaillya. India 2014. 32min

Film 2


Airplane space is inhabited by characters for whom ‘escape’, one of the promises of airplane technology, proves elusive.

Dir Shambhavi Kaul. USA 2017. 15min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Shambhavi Kaul, Director

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

Film 3

Buried in Light

Somewhere in the forests of the sub-conscious, a sleepwalker journeys through a lost city where people and animals are part of the architecture.

Dir Gautam Valluri. India-France 2016. 8min

Film 4


An experimental narrative of the Bengali folk tale of ‘Sakhisona’. A film about love, nature, memories, myths and their remains.

Dir Prantik Basu. India 2016. 26min

Additional information

See our salon event Experimenta Salon with Anne-Marie Copestake and Shambhavi Kaul.