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Thamp̄

The Circus Tent
Film still from THAMP: Three women dressed in saris are sitting on rolled up blankets on the floor.
© Film Heritage Foundation

Thu 22.09.
20:00

This poetic, allegorical film gently explores the transience of human relationships and the rootlessness of the marginalized. In cinéma-vérité style, Aravindan travels with a troupe of circus artistes to the village of Thirunavaya on the banks of the Bharathapuzha river. The director said, “we did not have a script and we shot the incidents as they happened.” For three days, the circus is the focus of village life, but the villagers soon lose interest and move on to preparations for a local festival. The circus troupe packs up and trundles away, leaving no trace.

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