A Night of Knowing Nothing

A Night of Knowing Nothing
Director: Payal Kapadia

Country: France, India
Year: 2021
Running Time: 96 minutes

Producer: Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff, Ranabir Das


A university student in India, writes letters to her estranged lover, while he is away. Through these letters, we get a glimpse into the drastic changes taking place around her. Merging reality with fiction, dreams, memories, fantasies and anxieties, an amorphous narrative unfolds.

Director’s Biography:

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. Her next project, “All We Imagine as Light”, for which she received support from CICLIC, Hubert Bals Fund & PJLF Arts Fund is currently in development.
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