Sea of Lost Time
El Mar del Tiempo Perdido
India | 2019 | DCP | Color | 45 min | Gurvinder Singh
SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES 5 | 13:00 HRS | 111 min
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 16:00 HRS | 111 min
Director: Gurvinder Singh
Screenplay: Gurvinder Singh
Producer: Gurvinder Singh
Cinematography: Sunayana Singh
Editing: Avneesh Chhabra
Sound: Surya Samaddar
Music: Vinod Ram
Production Company: Film and Television Institute of India
Cast: Krittika Pande, Anurag Urha, Akshay Gunawat
Sea of Lost Time is an allegory set in an undefined time and space, evoking the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, inspired by his characters. A soldier comes back from the dead to a seaside village. He reminisces on the time lost while he was away, like a sea between his past and the dysfunctional present. Through him we discover a motley of characters: a rag-tag musical band, a man locked up inside an abandoned horse stable, his sister, also the soldier’s lover and who has been bemoaning the loss. An impressionistic view of the intertwined lives of those inhabiting imaginary spaces, with an underpinning of social and political metaphors.
Gurvinder Singh graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, in 2001. He has directed two features in Punjabi, Alms For The Blind Horse and Chauthi Koot (Fourth Direction), and a short film Infiltrator as part of an international omnibus, In The Same Garden.
His films have screened at film festivals such as Rotterdam, Busan, Munich, London, Rio De Janeiro, and won the prestigious awards at Abu Dhabi, Belgrade, Singapore, Goa, and Mumbai. He developed Sea of Lost Time in a workshop with the students of FTII, Pune. His latest film is Khanaur (Bitter Chestnut).
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Premiere, 2019, Netherlands
FILMADRID International Film Festival, World Premiere, 2019 , Spain