Screening ticket:$ 12
Film Language : Marathi
Film Category : Feature Film
Film Type : Competition
Additional Screening of :Sebastian and Rose,Is it too much to Ask
Director : Mangesh Joshi
Synopsis : Set in Pune, Maharashtra, Lathe Joshi tells the tale of a skilled lathe worker whose identity begins to slip away when his boss closes down his loss-making workshop. At home, Joshi is faced with a wife who is busy expanding her catering business, a son who runs an electronic repair shop and a mother who pledges to complete 500,000 chants using a mass-produced electronic mantra machine. Refusing to engage with a changing world of globalization and automated production, he passively watches on as artisans such as himself fade into history.
About Director :Mangesh Joshi entered the field of filmmaking after completing his engineering studies. He started with documentary and short films many of which have been screened at film festivals in India. His first work as a feature film screenwriter was selected for Writer’s Lab section of NFDC (National Film Development Corporation of India). NFDC has also produced his debut film He which was selected for Film Bazaar (International Co-Production Market in collaboration with NFDC).
Main Cast: Chittaranjan Giri, Aswini Giri, Om Bhutkar, Seva Chouhan