American trailer for provocative drama ‘Fire in the Mountains’ from India

American trailer for provocative drama ‘Fire in the Mountains’ from India

by Alex Billington
April 25, 2022
Source: Youtube

American trailer for provocative drama ‘Fire in the Mountains’ from India

“An enchanting dream of life in the Himalayas of India.” Kino Lorber has unveiled an official American trailer for a acclaimed Indian drama titled Fire in the mountains, which marks filmmaker Ajitpal Singh’s debut as a director. This one premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021 last year and played at a couple of other festivities, including the opening night of the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles. Chandra and her husband run Swizerland Homestay, an inn that hovers high above the only road in a small Himalayan village. The terrain poses a problem for the family, who have to transport their son Prakash down the mountain in his wheelchair. She tries to save money to build a road in her village to take her son around, but unfortunately her husband, who believes that a shamanic ritual ‘Jaagar’ is the means, steals her savings. Cast Vinamrata Rai, Chandan Bisht, Harshita Tiwari, Mayank Singh Jairaand Sonal Jha. This is a captivating film that is worth watching solely for the beautiful mountain views along with the touching story of a mother.

Here is the official US trailer (+ poster) for Ajitpal Singh’s Fire in the mountainsfrom KL’s YouTube:

Poster Fire in the mountains

In northern India, a breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan community attracts tourists by mixing aesthetics from the South Asian and Swiss Alps. Debut filmmaker Ajitpal Singh tells an unconventional story of feminist power while “accentuating [region’s] spectacular exteriors and scenery with wide canvas. “A local woman competes with her neighbors for business while fighting against patriarchy, a local infrastructure from hell and religious superstition. She always saves money, uses feminine moldings to undermine the corrupt powers- it -be, and piggy-backs his son up and down the mountainside to doctor appointments with condescending doctors.Ultimately, our heroine’s severely wounded gravel must find out … in triumph or madness or both. Fire in the mountains is both written and directed by Indian filmmakers Ajitpal Singh, who debuted in the feature film after a number of other short films earlier. This one originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021 last year. Cinema Lorber will debut Singh’s Fire in the mountains in select US cinemas from and including May 20, 2022. For more details, visit their official website.

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