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INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

AAMIS

Directed by Bhaskar Hazarika
FEATURE NARRATIVE 108 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE AAMIS
Questions of excess and principle are already in play when private-practice clinician Niri (Lima Das) goes out of her way to treat a patient’s emergency bout of nausea. Rather than food poisoning, she attributes his extreme illness to recklessly gorging himself. When debriefing with his friend Sumon (Arghadeep Barua) afterwards, Niri learns that both of them belong to a club dedicated to preparing fresh, rather than processed, meat, and that Sumon’s dissertation even focuses on regional meat-eating traditions across India. Sparks fly, but Niri is married, although her husband, also a doctor, is often absent for field work.

The pair’s mounting, unvoiced desire sets the stakes for Aamis, in which surface-level innocence becomes loaded with a significance beyond control. Through initially innocuous text conversations, Sumon and Niri grow closer, and begin to explore their blossoming connection through excursions to restaurants, in search of increasingly niche meat-based delicacies. In a patient and understated build, Bhaskar Hazarika folds in class commentary and dreamlike interludes, but saves the film’s most surprising and shocking gambit—and aftermath—for the third act, capping off an unforgettable meditation on taboo and transgression.

—Frederic Boyer
Drama, Food
About the Director(s)
Bhaskar Hazarika's debut feature, Kothanodi, was a recipient of Asian Cinema Fund's Post-Production Grant and premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2015. Kothanodi also screened at BFI London Film Festival, Goteborg Film Festival, and Jio Mumbai MAMI Film Festival among others. Aamis is Bhaskar's second feature film.

Film Info
  • Section:
    International Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2019
  • Length:
    108 minutes
  • Language:
    Assamese
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Bhaskar Hazarika
  • Producer:
    Poonam Deol, Shyam Bora
  • Screenwriter:
    Bhaskar Hazarika
  • Cinematographer:
    Riju Das
  • Editor:
    Shweta Rai Chamling
  • Composer:
    Quan Bay
  • Co-Producer:
    Anshulika Dubey, Priyanka Agarwal
  • Cast:
    Lima Das, Arghadeep Baruah, Neetali Das, Sagar Saurabh

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Ted Geoghegan
    New York, NY 10023
    Phone: 406 531 7799
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  • International Sales Contact
    Shyam Bora
    Metanormal Motion Pictures
    New Delhi, 110091
    Phone: 98 3327 5912
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  • US Sales Contact
    Shyam Bora
    Metanormal Motion Pictures
    New Delhi, 110091
    Phone: 98 3327 5912
    shyambora7@gmail.com
  • Print Source
    Sidharth Meer
    The Bridge
    Mumbai, 400102
    Phone: 22 4264 7125
    sid@the-bridge.in

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