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In her debut film, Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction, weaving together archival footage with student protest videos to tell the story of L, a student at the Film and Television Institute of India, writing to her estranged lover. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country.


A Night Of Knowing Nothing is a vital tapestry of the personal and the political, an essential document of contemporary India and a nostalgic look at youth fighting the injustice of their time.

a vivid portrait of revolt and oppression, love and pain"


"this is active and engaged filmmaking" 

POV Magazine

  • Year
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
    Bengali, Hindi
  • Country
  • Director
    Payal Kapadia
  • Screenwriter
    Payal Kapadia, Himanshu Prajapati
  • Producer
    Thomas Hakim, Julien Graff
  • Cast
    Bhumisuta Das
  • Cinematographer
    Ranabir Das
  • Editor
    Ranabir Das