Item Number

Oliver Husain

2012, 16:00 minutes, colour, Hindi and English


Two minutes before the show. An actress is waiting for her performance.

"Item Number" won the award for Best contribution to German competition of the International Shortfilm Festival, Oberhausen! Here's the jury statement: Time is running out. The mirror shows for what or whom. A very particular kind of artificiality loses its melodramatic nature and re-discovers it at the moment when the space beyond the stage becomes the stage. And because there is no beyond, the film releases its protagonist.

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