Kiran Nadar Museum of Art invites you to the screening of
NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE, a film by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar.
(Hindi and English with subtitles, Duration: 54 mins)

‘Nostalgia for the Future’ is a film on Indian modernity, the making of the citizen and the architecture of the home. It looks at four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings made over the period of a century. The film explores these spaces and the bodies that were imagined to inhabit them through the evocation of the cinematic and aural collective memory of a nation reinventing itself. The film is a collaboration between film maker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar.

It emerges from the intersection of their respective disciplines – architecture and documentary film, both of which have been ingrained in the discourse of utilitarianism and certainty. The film
opens these disciplines out to self-critique and looks at their role in imagining and constructing a nation and its citizen.

The film is produced by Films Division India, the documentary film producing organisation of the Government of India.

The film won the Best documentary prize at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala,

Trivandrum, India, June 2017 and Jury’s Special Mention at Signs Festival, Kochi, India, 2017.

The screening is an ancillary event as part of the exhibition ‘Bauhaus Imaginista: Moving Away’ currently on view at the Museum.,
Screening shall be followed by a short interactive session with the filmmakers.