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The Tale of a Lonely Ghost

Project information

Talent Shraddha Chauhan
Role of participant Distributor
Director Anup Singh
Producer Johannes Rexin, Thierry Lenouvel, Bero Beyer
Screenwriter Anup Singh, Madhuja Mukherjee
Status finished

Production details

Running time 110 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2013
Countries of Production France , Germany , India , Netherlands
Production Company
Heimatfilm, Augustus Film, Cine-Sud Production, National Film Development Corporation
Website http://www.cinemasofindia.com/#product/unknown/24140/qissa-the-tale-of-a-lonely-ghost

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still / picture for Qissa
still / picture for Qissa


Qissa is a journey into the immense, epic landscape of the Punjab, where history, memory and folklore meet. The story is about Umber Singh, a Sikh, who is uprooted by the partition in 1947 and attempts to forge a new life in the new India for himself and his family. Traumatized by the loss of his home and identity, he determines to bring up his fourth daughter as a son, which propels the characters relentlessly towards their inevitable fate.

Participation in international festivals / awards

1. World Premiere, Toronto International Film Festival 2013
2. MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2013
3. International Festival of Queensland
4. Abu Dhabi Film Festival
5. Rotterdam International Film Festival
6. São Paulo International Film Festival
7. Vesoul Asian Film Festival