“A charming and believable coming-of-ager that never makes a misstep.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Avinash Arun’s stunning directorial debut deals with the universal conflict of migration and how it impacts the lives of people, especially children.
Coping with the recent death of his father, 11-year-old Chinu moves to a small Konkan town from a big city because of his mother’s job transfer. Fatherless, uprooted and far from his best friend, Chinu struggles to adapt to his new school, and making friends is tough. His mother has her own challenges, mourning her late husband as well as worrying about her son. Together they must face their challenges to have any chance of starting afresh.
Both a coming of age drama and a tender portrait of the powerful bond between mother and son, The Fort is a perfect fit for audiences both young and not so young.
This beautifully photographed, delicately powerful film was the deserved winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Generations Kplus program at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.