Sun Nov 4, 2018 2:00pm

Katho Upanishad Film Screening

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive welcomes director Ashish Avikunthak and cinematographer Basab Mullik for a screening of KATHO UPANISHAD. Adapted from the ancient Sanskrit treatise of the same name, this experimental feature from 2011 centers on a metaphysical dialogue in which Yama (Ram Gopal Bajaj) instructs Nachiketa (Suvrat Joshi) about the path to enlightenment. “There’s a languorous quality to his films,” Deepanjana Pal wrote of Avikunthak’s work in the Sunday Guardian. “Themes, ideas, and images wind around creating patterns that are as delicate as smoke signals.” 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
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