Awards INTERNATIONAL SHORTS

VIDEO CALL/India/18.85 mins

Directed by: Debal Basu


Synopsis: The film is in the form of a video chat between a widow, living alone in a big old ancestral house, and her only daughter, living abroad with her husband and daughter. The mother wants her daughter to come back and settle in homeland; the daughter wants to, but situations don't permit. They are together only in a virtual reality. The daughter is worried by the fact that the old ancestral house, located in a prime area by the river Ganga, has become a soft target of estate mafia. During the video chat the mother goes out of the screen in response to door bell. The daughter is panicked at what appears to be a long absence. Who knows what happens to her, when real estate mafia are around?