Project Description

Sisak

di Faraz Ansari (India, 2017), 16’, muto

Sul treno che ogni giorno attraversa Mumbai, due uomini si avvicinano e si innamorano. I gesti, gli oggetti e i piccoli rituali sono più potenti delle parole.

Biografia del regista
Faraz Arif Ansari ha iniziato a lavorare nel cinema come co-sceneggiatore di Amole Gupte (“Taare Zameen Par” e “Stars on Earth”). E’ stato assistente alla regia, direttore del casting e produttore esecutivo per “Stanley Ka Dabba”, prodotto dalla Fox nel 2011. Si è occupato di regia e delle coreografie di 500 bambini per il concerto di Besant Montessori ed è stato co-regista per molti spot pubblicitari diretti da Amole Gupte per marchi come Nestle, Cadbury’s, etc.

Faraz è stato assistente alla regia, direttore del casting in “Gippi!” di Karan Johar e per “Nero’s Guest” di Deepa Bhatia.

Faraz ha scritto la storia, sceneggiatura e i dialoghi per il film “Silvat” diretto da Tanuja Chandra.

Il suo corto “Siberia” è stato presentato in anteprima la prestigioso London Asian Film Festival nel 2016 ed ha partecipato ad oltre 30 film festival in tutto il mondo.

Il suo ultimo corto “Sisak”, è stato premiato al LGBT Film Festival a Boston ad aprile 2017 ed è stato selezionato in numerosi festival in tutto il mondo.

Quando non è dietro la macchina da presa, Faraz si occupa di cinema e teatro per i bambini degli slums. Faraz è inoltre il fondatore di ‘Gift A Meal’ associazione che si occupa di distribuire cibo ai bambini che vivono negli slums di Mumbai e Delhi.

Sisak

by Faraz Ansari (India, 2017), 16’ mute

Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, Sisak details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys between two men. A return to the unspoken, unsaid and universal expressions of love, on the path of subtlety and humanity, Sisak is the result of the belief that if love knows no bounds, it need not be bound with words, either.

Director Biography
Faraz Arif Ansari started his film career as a co-writer with Mr. Amole Gupte (Writer & Creative Director of ‘Taare Zameen Par’ or ‘Stars on Earth’) Faraz was the Associate Director, Casting Director & Executive Producer on Fox Star’s ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’, released in May, 2011. He directed & choreographed a two hours concert with 500 children of Besant Montessori, Juhu which was used as the climax song of ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ Faraz has been the Associate Director on many TVCs directed by Amole Gupte for major brands like Nestle, Cadbury’s, etc.

Faraz was the Associate Director & Casting Director on Karan Johar’s ‘Gippi!’ and worked as an Associate Director on Deepa Bhatia’s internationally acclaimed documentary on farmers suicides called ‘Nero’s Guests’ Other than films & documentaries, Faraz has directed & choreographed more than a 100 musicals for schools & colleges around India & the United States of America.

Faraz has written the Story, Screenplay & Dialogues for an Indo-Pakistan Peace Project Short Feature Film called ‘Silvat’ that is produced by Zee Television, under Zeal For Unity and is directed by Tanuja Chandra.

Faraz’s short film ‘Siberia’, premiered at the prestigious London Asian Film Festival, 2016 and has travelled over 30 international and national film festivals.

Faraz’s latest film, Sisak, is India’s First Silent Queer Love Story that has been in the news for the last few months. The film premiered at America’s Biggest LGBT Film Festival in Boston in April 2017 and bagged the Best Film award. Sisak is traveling across the world and is a part of many Academy Awards Qualifying Film Festivals.

When not working behind the camera, Faraz conducts cinema and theatre sessions for the underprivileged children across the slums in Mumbai and trains them to write screenplays and direct their own short films. Faraz also runs a charitable initiative called ‘Gift A Meal’ which works at the grassroots level and provides meals to the street children across Mumbai and Delhi.