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10th(2008)



Lakshmi and Me

Nishtha JAIN

  • India
  • 2007
  • 59min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color/black and white
  • Documentary

Me, the movie director, hired a young lady, Lakshmi, as a housemaid. She always concentrates her work and just say “hi” to Lakshmi whenever she comes to work at director’s house. But one day She decides to make a documentary about Lakshmi who comes from a lower social class and different culture and is much younger than herself. After a while, She falls interested into Lakshmi through the camera and discovers the lifestyle of the low-class society in India as She accompanies Lakshmi. Furthermore, She finds out that Lakshmi works for other families when she does not come to director’s house and she supports her poor family, and her father who is an alcoholic. Lakshmi was married at a young age and has a daughter however her husband denies of being his child. As a result, Lakshmi runs away from her husband to the director’s house. Filming other people’s lives can lead to forming a relationship with them. Lakshmi and Me is a good work, a film with warm heart and concern shown to develop relationships with others. (KIM Sunah)
  

Director

  • Nishtha JAINNishtha JAIN

    Nishtha Jain graduated in 1998 from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, where she specialized in film direction. She is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Mumbai, India. She directed Shadows Out of Time (2000), City of Photos (2005), Call It Slut (2006), 6 Yards to Democracy (2007).

Credit

  • ProducerSmriti NEVATIA
  • Screenwriter Nishtha JAIN
  • Cinematography Deepti GUPTA, Rakesh HARIDAS
  • Editor Rikke Selin LORENTZEN
  • Music Mads NORDHEIM, Mangesh DHAKDE
  • Sound Niraj GERA, Subhashis ROY