The protagonist, Arvind Desai, the son of a businessman, occasionally dates the company’s secretary and discusses politics and art with a Marxist colleague.
The chaotic, bustling underbelly of Mumbai comes alive in this compelling drama about the existential crisis of a young privileged man. Through the ambiguous idealism of its confused protagonist, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastan reflects on social injustice and class divide in urban India.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States