Tungrus

Tungrus

Rishi Chandna
In a cramped apartment in Mumbai, a family considers eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their lives.
Rishi Chandna is a filmmaker based out of Mumbai, and Tungrus is his first independent short film. He has a discerning eye for the everyday anomalies of life in India. In the current environment of censorship, he believes that independent cinema is one of the last remaining bastions of honest storytelling. When he is in doubt, he looks to Werner Herzog, John Ashbery and Fela Kuti for inspiration.

– Visions Du Réel 2018 – Official Selection (Switzerland)
– Hot Docs 2018 – Official Selection (Canada)
– Slamdance Film Festival 2019 – Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary (USA)
– Short Shorts International Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection (Japan)
– Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival – Audience Award (UK)
– Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary (Japan)
– Glasgow Short Film Festival – Audience Award in International Competition (UK)
– Moscow International Documentary Film Festival – Special Mention for Best Short Documentary (Russia)
– IDFA 2018 – Competition for Kids & Docs (The Netherlands)
– Boston Short Film Festival – Best Short Documentary (USA)
– Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival – Shorts Competition (Israel)
– BFI London Film Festival – Official Selection (UK)

  • Original title Tungrus
  • Director Rishi Chandna
  • Duration 13
  • Production year 2018
  • Theme Social Issues
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Gender Drama
  • Nationality India
  • Producer Rishi Chandna
  • Dialogue language Hindi, English
  • Subtitle language English