A small village by a lake. Citing pollution, the government incinerates the shanties that the destitute have long called home. People watch in despair as their homes burn. Among them is Tomba, who was able to somehow save his home but was powerless when the government demanded he move.
Following an ordinary fisherman’s quest for survival, this Manipuri drama delicately emphasises the role of oppression and fear in breeding insurgency. A poetic ethnographic portrait, Loktak Lairembee transports you to the meditative locales of Loktak Lake and its fascinating floating islands.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France