Who else is looking forward to what goodies OVID.tv will be dropping this month?! 🙋🏽♀️ As usual, the streamer is providing us with some pretty interesting-looking indie cinema from around the world. This month’s highlights include: an exclusive, complete retrospective of 17 films from India’s leading documentary filmmaker Ananad Patwardhan, a film from Italy’s answer to Larry David, a “haunting” work from Dominga Sotomayo and a Denmark/Iceland film from Hlynur Palmason.
Here’s what I’m most excited about checking out this month:
“Father, Son and Holy War” (1995), one of the 17 films by Anand Patwardhan, is a 2-part documentary that examines the link between the violence of the Hindu nationalist movement and sexual violence against women and masculinity in urban India. This one piques my interest, especially after watching the documentary “Writing With Fire,” last month at Sundance, about female journalist in India and the obstacles they face.
Gianni di Gregorio‘s “Citizens of the World” (2019), also seems like its right up my alley. A film about 3 retirees who decide to move way from Rome and embark on a trip. Gianni Di Gregorio is described as Italy’s laconic answer to Larry David, so this “frisky Italian comedy” should be a fun watch.
Lastly, I’m looking forward to Dominga Sotomayor‘s mysterious “Too Late to Die Young.” This film is about a small group of families living in an isolated community in Chile who have built a new world away from the urban excesses. It focuses on a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old as they struggle with parents, first loves and fears. This looks intriguing.
Here’s what else is coming to OVID.tv this month:
“Winter Brothers” (2017) Dir: Hlynur Palmason
The Anand Patwardham retrospective includes:
“Reason: An 8 Part Documentary” (2018)
“Jai Bhim Comrade” (2012)
“War and Peace” (2002)
“Fishing: In the Sea of Greed” (1998)
“A Narmada Diary” (1995)
“Ribbons for Peace” (1998)
“We Are Not Your Monkeys” (1996)
“Occupation: Mill Worker” (1996)
“Images You Didn’t See” (2006)
“Children of Mandala” (2009)
“In the Name of Good” (1992)
“In Memory of Friends” (1990)
“Bombay Our City” (1985)
“A time to Rise” (1981)
“Prisoners of Conscience” (1978)
“Waves of Revolution” (1974)
What are you looking forward to checking out this month?