Om, an adolescent boy living in an Indian village, is good at only one thing: holding his breath for a long time. His father Babuji left his government job to dedicate his time to astrology. Fascinated with magic and religion, Om visits a fantasy city and takes a home close to a frog pond.
Indian new wave filmmaker Kamal Swaroop’s debut feature is a postmodern portrait of day-to-day life in the town of Ajmer. Told through idiosyncratic imagery, unusual dialogues, and irreverence, this film is a cult-classic of Indian experimental cinema.
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David Lynch, 1997, United States
David Lynch, 2006, United States
Park Chan-wook, 2003, South Korea
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain