Ghalib, a Punjabi trucker in New Delhi, has hit a milestone. While his truck has covered 500,000 kilometres, our aging protagonist finds his life stalled by a workers’ strike, the loss of his wife, and an inexplicable pain in his back.
When a young and eager Pash is assigned as his understudy, Ghalib realises what he must do to keep his life’s work from falling apart.
The harsh North Indian winter looms above all this, its grip constricting every worker’s life. Ivan Ayr’s film is a sobering portrait of a man who—even as he confronts his own disposability—insists on preserving his dignity.
A stunning follow-up to Soni (2018), Milestone establishes Ayr as the humanist filmmaker of our generation.
In Competition, Venice Film Festival 2020
“Such tales of distress abound in this minimalist film crammed with moments of eloquence that reverberate long after the film has played out.”
Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Hindi, Punjabi, Kashmiri
29 Nov 2020, Sunday, 6:30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 3
02 Dec 2020, Wednesday, 6:30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 7
Ivan Ayr is a filmmaker who grew up in northern India.
His debut, Soni (2018), garnered multiple accolades including Best Film Award at Pingyao International Film Festival. Milestone premiered at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.
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