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2019, France/ India, 16mm, 9', colour, sound

A mood board for the Deccan Sultanate of South India. A tapestry of images takes us through lavish chandeliers from the court of the Last Nizam of Hyderabad to the illuminated memoir of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Dynasty. A series of disappearing sonic crescendos flood underneath, remembering the fall of a former grandeur. This film is an ode to intricacy and majesty, through reverie and voyeurism.

Film processing by Filmlab Mumbai, India
Post-production at L'Abominable, France

Exhibition format: 16mm, DCP, ProRes 422 HQ

TBA: Artifact Small Format Festival, Calgary, Canada
14.03.20, 19.00 : Light Field Film Festival, San Francisco, USA