Congratulations to the 2015 RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award winner….. Crow’s Egg!!

Congratulations to the 2015 RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award winner….. Crow’s Egg!!

By a slim margin, Crow’s Egg (Kaaka Muttai) was declared the People’s Choice winner of the 2015 Silk Screen Film Festival.  Crow’s Egg was a lovely film about two boys in the slums of Chennai searching for a bite of pizza.  Big Crow’s Egg and Little Crow’s Egg (Or Chinna Kaakaa Muttai and Periya Kaaka Muttai in Tamil) find themselves in the middle of wild shenanigans and hilarity as they look for that elusive pizza, but the narrative was more profound than what first appeared on the surface, something the audience clearly recognized by showing their love for this film.  Once the boys realize their goal, they are struck by the full reality of their situation.  The two young leads gave endearing performances and the story surely stuck with Silk Screen fetivalgoers this year.  Congratulations to director M. Manikandan and the entire cast and crew of the film!

 

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Congratulations to the 2015 RAGS Foundation People’s Choice Award winner…..

 

Crow’s Egg!!

By a slim margin, Crow’s Egg (Kaaka Muttai) was declared the People’s Choice winner of the 2015 Silk Screen Film Festival.  Crow’s Egg was a lovely film about two boys in the slums of Chennai searching for a bite of pizza.  Big Crow’s Egg and Little Crow’s Egg (Or Chinna Kaakaa Muttai and Periya Kaaka Muttai in Tamil) find themselves in the middle of wild shenanigans and hilarity as they look for that elusive pizza, but the narrative was more profound than what first appeared on the surface, something the audience clearly recognized by showing their love for this film.  Once the boys realize their goal, they are struck by the full reality of their situation.  The two young leads gave endearing performances and the story surely stuck with Silk Screen fetivalgoers this year.  Congratulations to director M. Manikandan and the entire cast and crew of the film!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming in as a very close runner-up to Crow’s Egg was Tangerines, a moving meditation on war, friendship and humanity.  Tangerines follows Estonians Ivo, a crate-maker, and Margus, a tangerine farmer, who have remained in Abkhazia during the war in Georgia in 1990.  When Ahmed, a Muslim Chechan mercenary fighting for the Abkhazians, and Nika, a Georgian soldier, are both wind up wounded in Ivo’s backyard, the men are forced to recover under the same roof.  Ivo nurses the men back to health, making them promise not to kill each other while in his house.  Tension runs high but the unusual circumstances make all four men reexamine their understanding not only of war, but of each other and the humanity that connects us all.

 

 

 

 

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