On a lunar eclipse midnight, six young newlywed couples and a priestess meet after a mass wedding. They sit in a circle and talk. This is their last conversation – an exchange about life, death, beginning, end and everything in between. After a discussion they commit mass suicide.
Ingeniously using an immersive single shot to build an impending sense of doom, Rati Chakravyuh captures an ominous conversation that makes up the entire film. Probing the mystical aspects of ordinary life, this minimalist feature is a fascinating inquiry into the meaning of existence.
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