Films by Strand

Diwali Lights

Go beyond Bollywood and experience the vibrant lights of traditional and contemporary Indian culture as surveyed by contemporary filmmakers from the region and beyond. India’s natural world, urban sprawl, political history and modern social fabric play important roles in this diverse collection, from personal transformation and artful expressionism to sober reportage.


Nikhil Mahajan

On the banks of the river Godavari, an embittered man’s frustrations threaten to boil over.

A Night of Knowing Nothing

Toute une nuit sans savoir

Payal Kapadia

A university student in India writes letters to her estranged lover, affording audiences a glimpse into the drastic changes taking place around her.

Once Upon a Time in Calcutta

Aditya Vikram Sengupta

An ensemble cast under direction of filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta pays poetic homage to modern day Kolkata, weaving tales both personal and epic in the triumphant Once Upon a Time in Calcutta.

Writing With Fire

Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

This Sundance favourite follows the unflinching team of journalists behind India’s only women-run newspaper traversing personal, political and professional discrimination as the newspaper pivots to digital.