SHIPS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
Film - Program 7 Filmfest 2019

SHIPS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Directed by Rebana Liz John

Info

Director: Rebana Liz John
Section: Program 7
Country: India
Year: 2018
Language: English, Malayalam
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Reuben John, Mary John, Jacob John
18+

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Logline

SHIPS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

What starts off as a look at the increasing challenges faced by the filmmaker’s father as a seafarer turns into an exploration of the liminal spaces created by mental illness and the struggle of a family caught in its crosshairs. The memories of the director’s parents serve as a reflection on the nature of memories and how a determined coming-to-terms with those memories shape one’s present-day preoccupations and positions.



  • Film School: Academy of Media Arts Cologne

  • Duration: 28 Min.

Meet the director

SHIPS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Rebana Liz John

Rebana Liz John, who grew up in Mumbai, discovered filmmaking as her primary medium at the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bengaluru, India. Her interests lie in effect-based narratives and the study of the changing position of an artist/filmmaker through documentaries, public-space art, animation, and writing. At the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, John is refining her documentary practice by reframing existing approaches and formats.

Credits

Director of Photography: Rebana Liz John, Jule Katinka Cramer
Film Editor: Rebana Liz John
Sound: Marek Forreiter, Judith Nordbrock