This video game does not promise fun for blowing up the universe, instead it has some home-work lined up for you.
The Documentary circle of the Hyderabad Film Club is screening three documentary short films of the director Vipun Vijay. Vipun comes all the way from Kerala. He will be introducing the film before it's screened. He will also be introducing his production team. At the end of the film there would be a discussion on the movie where he will answer the audience's questions.
Vipun Vijay studied filmmaking at the Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute Of India (SRFTI), Kolkata. In 2003, he received the British Council scholarship for research for a film, at the British Film Institute, London. His films have widely been shown in festivals at Rotterdam, Karlovyvary, Oberhausen, Montreal, Karachi, Tehran and Chicago.
The Video Game is a short film which traces the thought process of an individual, and canvases it in a video game setting. It is a complex video journey on a MOTORCAR, that incorporates mythic themes of quest and search, the need for being, for love, for a home and a promise of a different future; and yet also serves as a map of current cultural desires, dreams and fears.
Both the motion of the car and that of the celluloid have been put in the cauldron for an unanticipated convergence, to reveal the latent physicality of memory. It begins its Fetch-Decode-Execute cycle as the subject enters the "suburbs of hell".
The film shows the psycho-geographical zone in transition where the soft technologies of the interior (the body) and the hard technologies of the exterior (the environment) are thrown together in collision and almost surgically cut each other up.
Producer: Rajiv Mehrotra6/24/2005
Diretor: Vipun Vijay
Editing: Debkamal Ganguly
Length: 30 minutes.
Please contact Prakash Reddy on 93910-20243 for further details.