Looking Up

2003 – DV – Color – 24 min.

Directed by Parthiv Shah & Laurent van Lancker

Camera by Laurent van Lancker

Sound by Parthiv Shah

Edited by Deborah Bennarosh

Produced by Polymorfilms & CMCA


"Looking Up" traces the rapidly disappearing tradition of Bollywood film-poster painting, which is being replaced by modern digital printing techniques.
The death of this art-form is also taken as a starting-point to analyze the meaning and the power of the gaze, the glamour and hubris in popular Indian cinema.