A Night of Knowing Nothing

Payal Kapadia
France, India, 2021, 96 min

winner FIDMarseille

L is a student at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). She fell in love with K and they decided to be together but K had to leave back to his home village and the lovers got separated.
The film looks at letters L writes to K, while he is away. It is through these letters that we get a glimpse into her daily life and the life of her fellow students. Through fragments of her observations, an image of an Indian youth comes to light. The film includes intimate testimonies of L’s friends, along with their memories, their dreams and their fears. With the feel of a home movie, the film is a testimony of their love.