|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (28)|
|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Talk! Talk! Wings Grow (5)|
|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
Reminiscence of Ether revolves around Ruksar Khan. Ruksar −a successful investment banker living in London with roots in India – is in the middle if a life changing decision. Ruksar is being pulled back into her past – a past of poems, paints, promises and a magical sculptor - to carve a path into the future with someone more important, more valuable than anything in her life, someone love and light herself.
In London, two women meet and fall in love with each other at a social gathering for elite women with Indian backgrounds. The couple’s happiness is shattered when one of them wants to adopt a child, which eventually leads to their breakup. Reminiscence of Ether is a dramatic film with a frame structure directed in an ordinary style, but nonetheless it wonderfully captures the moment the lesbian couple falls for each other and the arguments that spring up due to their differing perspectives on life. [HWANG Miyojo]
Veena KULKARNIVeena KULKARNI
From being a Business Management graduate to teaching, she has had a multi linear exposure in various walks of life. When she finally packed her backpack and left to Spain, she kept searching for a voice and a medium to express her creative force. Some crimson in her life led her to discover filmmaking and ultimately falling in love with it.