MUMBAI: Mohan Kumar Valasala’s Panchbhuta (The Five Elements) will compete at the 29th Busan International Short Film Festival that will be held from 10 to 14 May.
The film captures the existence of the five elements on a dumping ground in Kolkata. The focus of the documentary is on the existence of the elements and life in this space.The documentary portrays only visuals and sounds to evoke. It does not have voice over, story, plot, characters, dialogues and interviews. I Panchbhuta is structured in sync with the different times of the day - morning, afternoon, evening, night and back to morning. The further structuring is divided into capturing the moments of the elements - fire, water, air, ether and soil.
Panchbhuta is the only Indian film to be shown at the festival. It had its world premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.