Six Strands


A lonely, mysterious woman in the hills of Darjeeling produces the most elusive and expensive tea in the world.
by Chaitanya Tamhane
Assamese
16 Min / India

IndianExperimentalSurreal

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A lonely, mysterious woman in the hills of an unknown town produces the most elusive and expensive tea in the world. Plucked under mysterious conditions, the 'Moonlight Thurston' tea triggers layered sensations encompassing taste, memory, love and pleasure. Partially based on true stories, 'Six Strands' is a character study inspired by the world famous Darjeeling tea industry and its undisclosed secrets.

Visually rich and layered, the film has a mystical quality and has been to number of festivals. Th director has since then made a feature film Court which is winning awards all over the world and is arguably one of the best films to come out of India in recent times. From a very mysterious Six Strands to a very real, textured and detailed Court where he had blended meticulous research into fiction, it is really great to see the range of the director.

Festivals that Six Strands went to :
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011
Clermont-Ferrand 2011
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011
Slamdance 2011
Expression En Corto 2011
Gulf International Film Festival 2011
Nordic International Film Festival 2011
High Desert Shorts 2011
Margaret River Shorts 2011
Short Film Center 2010
Yes India Film Festival 2010
Stepping Stone Film Festival 2010
Pune International Film Festival 2010

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