Archive of films Guras / Guras

India / Nepal
2023, 114 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2023


Life in Darjeeling in northern India passes by uneventfully. Every now and then, the quiet days are enlivened by a village ritual or an unexpected drama, as when nine-year-old Guras’s beloved dog Tinkle goes missing. Perhaps he was merely taken by someone from the neighboring village, and not eaten by the leopard prowling the area. The young girl’s family, however, has other things to worry about: the cardamon harvest is not going as planned, and they are struggling for their mere existence. Guras is left on her own to look for her four-legged companion, but in this magical land of tea plantations, good advice awaits in surprising places... A mystical odyssey of painful loss that shows the different ways of mourning of children and adults.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Saurav Rai

Saurav Rai (India). Filmography: Monsoon Rain (Barkhay Jhari, 2014, short), Memories (Jhajhalko, 2014, short), Happy Feet (2014, doc.), Nest (Gudh, 2016, short), The Invitation (Nimtoh, 2019), Guras (2023).


Icefall Productions
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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Saurav Rai
Screenplay: Saurav Rai
Dir. of Photography: Subal KR
Music: Lokesh Kanithi
Sound: Ankita Purkayastha
Editor: Saurav Rai, Ankita Purkayastha
Art Director: Mojesh Rai
Producer: Ram Krishna Pokharel, Sanjay Gulati, Sudeepto Sadhukhan
Production: Icefall Productions
Coproduction: Appu Prabhakar, Low IQ, Crawling Angel Films
Cast: Tulsi Khawas, Menuka Pradhan
Contact: Icefall Productions


Saurav Rai

Film Director

Menuka Pradhan


François-Xavier Durandy

Film Crew


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