SIFF Film Center, Sept 28th, Saturday, 4:30pm

Film: Namdev Bhau in Search of Silence


A 65-year-old chauffeur, who is tired of the noise of the obstreperous Mumbai City life and has completely stopped speaking, decides to leave everything in the search for ‘Silent Valley’ which boasts of naturally occurring phenomena having almost a zero decibel sound level. On this journey, he chances upon an exasperating 12-year old boy, who happens to be on his own solo expedition to the mystical “Red Castle.”


Dar Gai | 90min | 2019 | India

Filmmaker: Dar Gai

Dar was born and brought up in Kyiv, Ukraine. From the age of 10 Dar was a part of a Ukrainian theater group “Incunabula.” Dar has been writing and directing feature films, TV shows, commercials, short films, and music videos in India. While exploring the country she came across many underlying societal idiosyncrasies which were fascinating when looked at from an objective point of view. Her first few films are deeply rooted in India but have a wide international reach, as they have been told with more of a European sensibility. Her first narrative feature called Teen Aur Aadha is being co-produced and presented by noted Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.