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International Documentary Film Festival Vienna 2016
May 17th - 22nd 2016 | Votiv Kino, De France & Volkskundemuseum

Sonntag, 18.05.2016, 16:30
Votiv Kino | Votiv 3 | reservieren
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THE AUCTION HOUSE: A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS
Edward Owles | Indien, Großbritannien 2015 | 85 Min. | OmeU

Das älteste Auktionshaus Indiens kämpft in Zeiten von ebay und einem sich verändernden Kalkutta ums Überleben. Die Brüder Anwer und Arshad leiten das Familiengeschäft, das seit 1940 Menschen aller Kasten der indischen Gesellschaft zusammenbringt. Dieser Film bietet herzliche und amüsante Einblicke in die Herausforderungen, denen sie sich stellen, um in einem Land mit einer Milliarde Menschen einen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen.


Biography

Director Ed Owles has worked with Native Voice Films for the past seven years, and has filmed and directed short documentaries for Channel 4 UK, Al Jazeera English and Current TV. He has also made numerous other films for festival release, NGOs and arts organizations across the globe. The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers is his debut feature documentary and has screened at festivals worldwide. It was described by The Hollywood Reporter as “tremendously vivid and expertly entertaining”.


Awards

  • Nominated for Golden Award Al-Jazeera Film Festival 2015
  • Commendation RAI Film Festival 2015
  • Special Mention of Jury – Jean Rouch Film Festival 2014
  • Special Mention Best UK film/Opening Gala – Open City Film Festival, London 2014


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