Director: Pan Nalin

110 mins, India-France-USA, 2021, Subtitled

In a remote Indian village, ten-year-old Samay falls in love with film by sneaking into the local cinema and learning the art of analogue projection from Fazal. At first reluctant, Fazal is willingly persuaded when Samay offers his mother’s delicious cooking. The boy wants to share his knowledge and together with his wild bunch of pals, they try to figure how to capture light and project their own images. Samay’s father forbids cinema, believing his son needs education, while the boy’s creative instinct forces him ultimately to make hard decisions. A glorious tribute to cinema told with passion through the eyes of a child.

Age recommendation: 10+

Screening as part of the IFI Family Festival 2022, August 26th to 28th.

+ Workshop

See film like Samay and experience the art of projection at IFI. Go behind the scenes in the IFI projection booth. Places strictly limited! For young people 10+ with Last Film Show ticket. Meet 5pm IFI Box Office. 

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