Ghostly manifestations roam the streets of Vadodara (India), and the lives of its inhabitants.
In the streets of Vadodara, in the state of Gujarat in India, a man drives around on a motorbike, stops and hands out magazines to street craftsmen. Thumbing through this illustrated magazine – where the filmmaker Léandre Bernard-Brunel has gathered stories of local ghosts – triggers their desire to tell stories.
Vetal nagri intertwines the creation of the atmospheres of a place and the collection of oral tradition. In the depths of night, a young woman sometimes looms up, holding out a translucent image of Goya’s Quita del Sordo, in shots as mysterious as the figures of King Vikrama and the vampire-storyteller Vetala, who inspired the film.
Léandre Bernard-Brunel and his faceless narrator are unequalled when it comes to allowing words to fluidly circulate between inside and outside, the quotidian and fantasy: "No one dares enter if everything is left open…"
in loop 12:00 - 22:00
FR, 2017, 55’