Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

SANTHANA GOPALA

SANTHANA GOPALA

LANGUAGE: Hindi | SUBTITLES: English

LOGLINE
A woman trapped in the dutiful bondage of an Indian arranged marriage struggles against the
crippling stigma of childlessness. Her faith is her only pillar of strength as an oppressive social
order strives to create a servile and dehumanized other, whose subjugation can then be ensured.

SYNOPSIS
A Prayer for the Childless is the story of Bhoomi - a woman struggling against the crippling stigma
of childlessness in a conservative Indian society where status of women is defined by the idea of
motherhood. Juxtaposing her devoted adherence to traditional and modern rituals, the narrative
depicts her entrapment in the dutiful bondage of an Indian arranged marriage. Her faith is her only
pillar of strength in a solitary struggle to conform with the societal pressures imposed upon her. But
even that, might not amount to much.

FILM CREDITS
Director: SANDEEP RAVINDRANATH
Screenwriter: SANDEEP RAVINDRANATH
Producer: SANDEEP RAVINDRANATH
Director of Photography: HEX YANG
Production Designer: PIPER MANDLE
Sound: EARL ULIT
Editing: KEVIN DWYER, RENJITH KUZHUR
Sound Editing: ARUN RAMA VARMA
Music Composer: P. K. SUNILKUMAR

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: DRAMA
Sub-genre: WOMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIAL ISSUES, IMMIGRANT, RELIGION,
VIOLENCE, GENDER EQUITY, MINORITIES, INDIAN
Language: HINDI
Country of origin: INDIA, U.S.A.
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 9 MINUTES
Production format: DIGITAL
Color type: COLOR
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: STEREO

FESTIVALS
Parana International Film Festival, Argentina
The World Festival of Emerging Cinema, Trinidad and Tobago
Spandanam Film Festival, Wadakkanchery
6th My Mumbai International Short Film Festival, Mumbai
17th Muestra Internacional De Cortometrajes Jujuy, Argentina
20th Madurai Film Festival 2018, Madurai
Malabar Movie Fest, Koyilandy
Alvorada School Film Festival (FECEA), Brazil
Duemila30, Milan
Filmingo International Short Film Festival, Mumbai
Perumbavoor Film Festival, Perumbavoor
APANÉROWA Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Film Festival, Mexico
Signs Film Festival, Thrissur
SOUTH ASIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Calcutta
Janachithra Film Festival, Aluva
Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Seattle
Social Justice Film Festival 2019, Chennai
7th Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Chennai
Gateway Filmcenter Prize, Columbus, Ohio
Sanskrit University Film Festival, Kalady
MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Bali International Short Film Festival), Bali
Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania
Festival Nazionale del Cinema e della Televisione di Benevento, Italy
Panchajanyam Film Festival, Chittur
FESTIVAL ANGAELICA, Duluth, Minnesota
Corti a Sud Film Festival, Italy
Chithrasala Film Festival, Angamaly