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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Valley of Saints Valley of Saints

India / USA
Director: Musa Syeed

Gulzar, a boatman on Kashmir’s gorgeous, peaceful Dal Lake, plans on leaving his home for the city alongside his best friend Afzal. A military curfew puts their plans on hold, however. Forced to remain in his hometown, Gulzar meets Asifa, a pretty Kashmiri-American researcher studying the lake. A sweet and tender romance soon develops against a backdrop of jealousy, competition, and ongoing political turmoil.

Kashmiri with subtitles, 82 min

Voice Over Voice Over

Director: Martin Rosete

A confused narrator jumps between three extreme situations ... but are they actually all the same? A brilliantly constructed short with a perfect payoff.

Part of: Shorts 7: Chaos Theory

French with English subtitles, 10 min