And as you'll learn tonite, the two best things to have in life are a cat and a secret magic window.
The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a movie called Printed Rainbow, on 28th October, at the Preview Theatre of Prasad Film Laboratories.
The film is about an old woman and her cat, living in a tiny apartment in a big city, stuck in their daily chores against the hiss of the city. The windows look out into more windows with more desolate lives. The old woman, however, has a secret window: her precious collection of match boxes. Their printed labels open into a myriad exotic worlds. The cat is the sole companion in her explorations of these magical worlds, where beauty, imagination and wonder triumph over the insignificance of her existence.
Gitanjali Rao, the director of Printed Rainbow, is a gold medalist from Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. A self-taught animator, she learnt on the job during her association with many studios and film projects early in her career.
Her keen interest in narrative techniques got her into acting and stagecraft for a while. An earlier experimental animation, Orange (2002), won many awards and critical acclaim internationally. She also has a string of very popular animated commercials to her credit. Rao currently is an independent animator and illustrator who makes her own films alongside her professional assignments.
She has won awards at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2006, at Bombay, India; at Cannes 2006 - the Semaine de la Critique Cannes, France; at Annecy 2006, at Annecy, France; at Animafest 2006, at Zagreb, Croatia; the Golden Conch for Best Animation Film, MIFF 2006; the Kodak Discovery for Best Short Film at Critic's Week, Cannes 2006; the Young Critic's Award for Best Short Film, at Critic's Week, Cannes 2006; and the Petite Rail d'Or for Best Short Film, at Critic's Week, Cannes 2006.
Please contact the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841 for further details.