A plunge into the visionary work of a filmmaker unparalleled in contemporary cinema

Payal Kapadia is one of the most interesting directors worldwide. A very young Indian director born in 1986, since her first short films she already stood out to international festival audiences for a personal style that combines a political gaze and radical vision, racking up awards and critical acclaim. Her first feature film, “A Night of Knowing Nothing,” presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2021, won the Oeil d’or, the prize given to the best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lago Film Fest decided to pay homage with a fireworks the talent of the young Indian director Payal Kapadia by screening her three short films made between 2014 and 2019, which will catapult the festival-goer into the visionary work of a director without equal in contemporary cinema who we are sure will mark new routes in the cinema of the future.

The selection:

Last Mango Before the Monsoon – Payal Kapadia

India / 2015 / 19’  / Fiction

Afternoon Clouds – Payal Kapadia

India / 2016 / 13’ / Fiction

And What Is the Summer Saying – Payal Kapadia

India / 2018 / 23’ / Doc

Payal Kapadia is a Mumbai based filmmaker and artist. She studied Film Direction at the Film & Television Institute of India. Her short films AFTERNOON CLOUDS (2017) and AND WHAT IS THE SUMMER SAYING (2018) premiered respectively at the Cinéfondation and the Berlinale. She is a Berlinale Talents alumna and participated in 2019 at the Cinéfondation – Résidence du Festival de Cannes. Her first feature, A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING, is part of the 2021 Director’s Fortnight selection and won the Oeil d’or at Festival de Cannes. Her next project, ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT, for which she received support from Ciclic and Hubert Bals Fund, is currently in financing.