Three is an oblique, incomplete number. Three is a number of charm. Once is an accident, twice is coincidence, three times a pattern.
There are at least two ways to go about telling a story. More straightforward, though not necessarily easier, is to document societies and situations that amuse, frustrate, illuminate.
These are both films about death in the cold, in the thin air, for little reason except pride or wealth or foolishness.
“Widespread narratives of migration always involves dukha,” explained Sharma. But migration is also associated with freedom. “How do we understand this conflict?”
Image: Director Parnab Mukherjee
How does one evaluate Parnab Mukherjee’s ‘trans-creation’ of the Eugene O’ Neill oddity, ‘Hughie’?