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The Bread Fruit Tree (2015 Festival Entry)

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(DRAMA) It’s 1974 Bombay — pre-emergency India: on the threshold of a wave of progress initiated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.  In Bandra, a small Christian suburb of Bombay, development manifests in a land feud between two brothers. Edwin’s decades old resentment of his brother Vincent reaches a crisis point when he discovers that Vincent is about to cut a breadfruit tree, on ancestral family land.  Complex layers of love, loss and meaning unfold in their Bandra home as Edwin — with a little help from his sister-in-law, Mena, does his best to save the tree.

Awards: WINNER “Best Foreign Short” – California International Short Film Festival 2013; WINNER “Best Short Film” World Festival Houston 2013

Crew:
Written and Directed by:   Priyamvada Narayanan
Director of Phogography:  Sidharth Kale
Production Design:  Jenny Pinto
Executive Producer:  Malcolm Noronha
Director of Art:  Arvind Ashok Kumar
Hair and Makeup:  Natasha Nischol
Costume Design: Rushi Sharma, Manoshi Nath
Sound Design:  Stephen Gomes
Music: Sandeep Pillai
Editor:  Jabeen Merchant

CAST:
Faisal Rashid
Bugs Bhargava
Sheeba Chaddha
Jayant Gadekar