Kaveh Nabatian
Canada, India
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When the evil demi-goddess Holika tried to burn her son in a fire, Vishnu intervened and Holika burned instead. A hallucinatory journey in 16mm through the eruption of colour, violence, sound, and joy, that heralds the beginning of Spring in Uttar Pradesh.


  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma - Montreal, Canada 2015
  • Rendez-Vous du cinéma québécois - Montreal, Canada, 2016
  • Festival Regard - Saguenay, Canada, 2016
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival - Glasgow, UK, 2016
  • Art Film Fest - Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia 2016
  • Palm Springs Short Film Festival - Palm Spring, USA 2016
  • Guanajuato International film festival - Guanajuato, Mexico 2016
  • Les percéides - Percé, Canada 2016
  • Festival du cinéma de la Ville de Québec - Québec, 2016
  • Mesage to Man - Vladivostock, Russia, 2016
  • St-Louis International Film Festival - St-Louis, USA, 2016
  • Bogota Short film festival - Bogota, Columbia, 2016

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Director: Kaveh Nabatian

Script: Kaveh Nabatian
DOP: Kaveh Nabatian
Sound: Pietro Amato

Sound design: Mylène Simard, Hans Bernhard, Kaveh Nabatian
Editing: Mylène Simard
Production manager: Pramod Kumar
Executive Producer: Gabrielle Tougas Fréchette

No dialogue

DCP, 1:66, 2K, stereo
Pro Res, H264

Kaveh Nabatian
Kaveh Nabatian
Canada, Iran

Kaveh is an Iranian-Canadian artist whose evocative filmmaking has brought to life stories from the margins of society and across the world: Cuba, Haiti, Nunavut, India, and beyond. His film work ranges from "A Crack in Everything", a feature doc about Leonard Cohen, to masterminding the Rotterdam-premiering, experimental, seven-director anthology feature "The Seven Last Words", to his award-winning feature narrative debut, the Cuba-set and shot "Sin La Habana".

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