Et cetera

    January 01, 1997 · Short Films

    Et cetera is a tetralogy of four separate films made between 1995-1997. They seek to examine the various levels at which the reality of human existence functions. In these films, specific ritual exercitations have been focused on and their movements, contemplated upon, by studying the dynamics of their etymologies. These largely mundane actions, prevailing in the vocabulary of daily living is deliberated upon. Here they are mythized in the context they appear. Thus the attempt is to move beyond the creations of grandiose actions to give semiotic credibility to often observed dianural performances, which are neither grand gestures nor major events.


    Directed, produced & written by: Ashish Avikunthak
    Cinematography: Ranjan Palit, Shankar Raman, Manoj Peter
    Sound Recording: Sumit Guha
    Cast: Ramu Mandal, Dodo Bhujwala, Kaushik Gangopadhya    

    Selected Screenings




    2014       Plan9, Gallery Fotografic, Prague

    2014       Rice University Chao Film Festival, Houston

    2011       Generation in Transition. New Art from India, Zacheta National Gallery for Art, Warsaw

    2010       Gallery Chatterjee & Lal, Bombay

    2005       Retrospective of Indian Experimental Films, Cinema-Nova, Brussels

    1999       Dhaka Short Film Festival 

    Technical Specifications

    Color: Color

    Format: 16mm

    Runtime: 33 Minutes

    Year: 1997