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Garbage (Q, Hindi, 2018)

Garbage is a dark thriller drama revolving around dangerously true fundamentalist politics and patriarchy. Written and directed by Q, Garbage stars Satarupa Das, Tanmay Dhanania and Trimala Adhikari.

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Phanishwar is a taxi driver in Goa. He is immersed in a fanatic movement in search of religious purity under the influence of his mentor, Baba Satchitananda. Radicalized by Baba, Phanishwar resorts to dangerous online trolling, spreading right wing propaganda and slut shaming women. Phanishwar’s biggest secret is the mysterious woman he has enslaved at home. Strangely enough, these extreme practices seem utterly normal.

Into this calmly dangerous situation arrives Rami. She is a medical student and a victim of revenge porn leaked online by her ex-boyfriend. Rami moves to Goa to escape shame and humiliation and starts using Phanishwar’s taxi service. Longing for human touch, but unable to trust men, Rami has brief encounters with free-spirited women in Goa. Meanwhile, Phanishwar recognizes Rami from the sex tape and starts obsessively stalking her.

Garbage is a film about a dystopian world that has become our reality. Where the bizarre and the grotesque dance in a whirlpool of digital chaos. Where love has disappeared, and meanings are shifting. Rami, Phanishwar and Nanaam live in different worlds. They are alone, troubled and confused. Garbage is the story of their collision, and their wasted lives.

FEATURED CAST:
TANMAY DHANANIA. TRIMALA ADHIKARI, SATARUPA DAS, GITANJALI DANG, SHRUTI VISWAN, SATCHIT PURANIK,

CREDITS:
STORY | DESIGN | DIRECTION: Q
SCREENPLAY: Q
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Q
EDIT | PRODUCTION DESIGN: HINA SAIYADA
MUSIC: NEEL ADHIKARI
ART DIRECTOR: RISHA SHETTY
CAMERA: LAKSHMAN ANAND
SOUND: ANURUP KUKREJAWARDROBE SMITA SINGH RATHORE

Born in 1973 in Kolkata, Q is an Arts graduate from Calcutta University. After working in advertising for twelve years in India, Maldives and Sri Lanka and directing over fifty television commercials while winning various awards on the way, Q quit. Inspired by the post 90s revolution in arts and cinema, especially the independent films of Europe and Japan, Q decided to be an alternative filmmaker in a country ruled by Bollywood, and started OVERDOSE as a platform to produce alternative content. OVERDOSE is arguably India’s first dedicated company to focus on socio-politically concerned content that supports the art of dissent.

Q’s experiments with filmmaking started with small but vivid and potent tales of contemporary Bengali culture, both fictional and non-fictional. In 2009, he directed and produced India’s first internationally co-produced documentary ‘Love in India’ that went on to win the National Award. His first feature film Gandu (Asshole), rose to be an indie cult phenomenon and broke new ground in filmmaking technique while creating a massive uproar around the world for its narrative and stylistic anarchy. Gandu premiered at Berlinale and has been to more than 60 film festivals worldwide, winning top honors at SAIFF and Seattle. It was banned from releasing in India but saw millions of illegal downloads. In Q’s Tasher Desh (The Land of Cards), a surreal adaptation of a fantasy musical play by Rabindranath Tagore, Q takes on a new and wilder approach, calling the film ‘post-cinema’. Brahman Naman is a boisterous teen sex comedy set in Bangalore. His latest film Garbage a dark drama about the right wing extremist times we live in recently saw its World Premiere at the Berlinale, 2018 and was nominated for the Teddy Awards. Garage saw its U.S. Premiere at Seattle International Film Festival and is lined up next for its Asian Premiere at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.

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