An unnamed man in an unnamed town has lost everything, including the love of an unnamed girl because of an unnamed sin he committed at some point.
Quietly following an ordinary man’s seemingly mundane daily routine, Shanawaz Nellikunnil’s 405 effortlessly captures the loneliness and longing he lives with. Maintaining a light air of mystery throughout, Dhananjay Tayade’s melancholic, restrained performance speaks volumes in this silent short.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy