Pavi's Fool | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee April 29, 2023

Pavi's Fool

By Aryan Singh with 6.7

experimental · Short Films · hindi

‘Pavi’s Fool’, loosely based on Anton Chekov’s short story, ‘A Joke’, is singular in the voice it adopts to share all its intentions. A young woman, the protagonist Pavi, finds herself walking a tightrope between reality and dreams. The same blurring of boundaries endeavors a portrayal in the visual and narratorial progression of the film.

Through a world of tarot cards and smoke-filled rooms, of strange, unnamed characters, and Pavi’s fixation on a man called Roshan, the realm of the film is conjured. As she struggles with ideas of love, companionship, and what her dreams truly mean, the film offers a skilled and coherent treatment of its ideas. The end result is unique and intriguing, even if the storytelling is a little overpowered by stylistic choices in the communication of all of this.
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