Abhay Kumar’s documentary film, Placebo, just had its international premiere at the reputed International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA).
And the good news is the film has also been nominated for Best Film in “Competition for First Appearance” category. It’s competing with Always Together (Czech Republic) by Eva Tomanova, Drifter (Hungary/Germany) by Gábor Hörcher and Mother of the Unborn (Egypt/United Arab Emirates) by Nadine Salib.
Here’s the first look teaser of the film
After witnessing an act of brutal violence, a film maker starts following the lives of four students at one of the prmiere educational institutes of India. However, as the camera starts infiltrating this complex mindscape of ambition and restless youth, a startling new reality begins to emerge – one in which an implosion is taking place. In this world, what can be the cure?
Written and Directed by: Abhay Kumar
Associate Director: Archana Phadke
Produced by: Abhay Kumar & Archana Phadke
Executive Producer: Miia Haavisto
Edited by: Abhay Kumar & Archana Phadke
Consultant Editor: Deepa Bhatia
Sound: Micke Nystrom
Music: Shane Mendonsa
VFX and titles:Vijesh Rajan
Colorist: Sidharth Meer
Animation: Rajesh Thakarey and Troy Vasanth