P.S. VINOTHRAJ India 74 Min NC16 (Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Strikingly shot amid a Tamil Nadu desert, this searing drama stages a toxic father–son relationship as a struggle over the future of Indian masculinity.
Produced by Indian superstar Nayanthara, Pebbles charts a turbulent afternoon spent by a boy with his alcoholic father. Set in Madurai’s scorching deserts, the film follows the father as he drags his son between villages to search for his wife, who may be fleeing from his abuse. But the boy simply wants to bring his infant sister some new toys. As the father storms the landscape, starting fights with other hot-headed men, will the boy retain his innocence?
NC16 (Coarse Language)
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P.S. VINOTHRAJ is a Madurai-born filmmaker. His entry into the industry occurred during a stint at a roadside DVD shop, where he was introduced to director A. SARGUNAM. He honed his craft by working as an assistant director for Sargunam and, more formatively, the experimental theatre troupe Manal Magudi. Pebbles, his debut feature, won the Tiger Award (Best Film) at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
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