An adventurous musical journey starting from Brittany, passing through India (Shantiniketan, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Konarak, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Pondicherry), Paris, Berlin, Venice and Rome, following the story of the French-born Alain Daniélou, indologist and musicologist who mainly lived in India between the 30’s and the 60’s.

In Banaras (now Varanasi) Daniélou and his life partner, the Swiss photographer Raymond Burnier made for 15 years their home in Rewa palace, on the banks of the Ganga. Here Daniélou became a Sanskrit scholar, converted to Hinduism, studied Indian classical music, played the veena professionally and wrote books about Veda, Hindu philosophy and Shivaism. Since 1950 Daniélou is the curator of the first world classical music collection for UNESCO. In 1963, been back to Europe, he founds and directs the Berlin International Institute for Comparative Studies and Documentation, carrying on the recordings for the UNESCO collection. Indian Music, Dance, Religion, Tradition vs Modernity, Sculpture and Philosophy are explored in this documentary through the eyes and the autobiography of Daniélou himself “The Way to the Labyrinth”, with a main focus on traditional Indian music , the “the Music of Gods”.

Screenings

BIOGRAFILM

15 June 7.30pm
Cinema Jolly • Bologna
19 June 3.30pm
Cinema Lumiere • Bologna

RAVENNA FESTIVAL

22 June 6pm
Teatro Alighieri • Ravenna

SUMMERMELA FESTIVAL

29 June 9pm
Cinema Farnese • Roma

RIVER FILM FESTIVAL

30 June 9.30pm
Porta Portello • Padova

SOLELUNA FESTIVAL

8 July 10.30pm
Chiesa dello Spasimo • Palermo

MOSTRA DEL CINEMA DI VENEZIA

8 September 9pm
Cinema Astra • Lido di Venezia

SOLE LUNA FESTIVAL

15 September 9pm
Sala dei Trecento, Ca’ dei Ricchi • Treviso

FESTIVAL DEL FILM ETNOMUSICALE

17 September 9pm
Cinema della Compagnia • Firenze

CINEMA LUX

27 September 9pm
Cinema Lux • Padova

Two versions available

58′ English v.o. / English, Italian, French, German with Eng subtitles

78′ Italian v.o. / English, Italian, French, German with Eng subtitles

India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues was founded in 1969 by Alain Daniélou under the name of Harsharan Foundation. Nowadays FIND, besides conserving and promoting the founder’s work, intends to bridge the growing divide between Indian and European cultures, thanks to a mutual knowledge. FIND is the executive producer of this documentary film, of which it owns much of the archival photographs and original musics’ rights.

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Kama Productions is a newborn production company located in Venice and Rome, focused on eastern culture and performing arts, especially on music. KAMA producted the documentary film ‘Aquagranda in crescendo’ (2017) and coproducted with FIND the documentary film “Alain Daniélou – Into the Labyrinth” by Riccardo Biadene (2016) also present in Venice this year. KAMA coproduces Summer Mela, the main italian festival on indian cultures.2016) and producted the documentary film “Aquagranda in crescendo” (2017).

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Venician born in 1973, Riccardo Biadene works as film director (“Like a man on Earth”- Italy 2008, Finalist David Donatello, codirector Segre/Yimer, “Marino Mazzacurati”-Italy, 2010, codirector Greco, “Azezana, Kabul”-Afghanistan, 2011). He’s Artistic Director for FIND – India-Europe Foundation from 2007. He created e directed CINEMA.DOC Distribution Film Festival (Venice, Rome, Turin, Florence, Salina, 2010). He founded KAMA Productions (2016) through which in 2017 is coproducing this work and producing doc film “AQUAGRANDA in crescendo” directed by Giovanni Pellegrini.

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A film by

Riccardo Biadene

Photography

Matteo Cocco
Michele Nassuato
Simone Pierini

Camera operators

Matteo Cocco
Michele Nassuato
Simone Pierini
Riccardo Biadene
Vittoria Fiumi
Frank Stanley

Sound manager

Mattia Biadene

Sound interviews

Mattia Biadene
Stefano Campus
Jason Gillet
Gianluca Scarlata

Editor

Lorenzo Pazzi
Desideria Rayner
with Mascia Calamandrei

Script editor

Riccardo Biadene

Story editor

Raffaele Passerini

Executive producer

KAMA Productions

Production assistants

Guillaume Pires
Sophie Staeglich

Post-production Assistants

Emanuele Basso
Francesco D’Angelo
Petra Lanza
Raffaele Passerini
Chimera Poppi
Marjan Shalchian

Sound mix

Marco Saitta

Colour grading

Vincenzo Marinese

Finalization

TTPixel Studio

Italian voice over

Pietro Faiella

English voice over

Sean Patrick Lovett

English subtitles

Kenneth Hurry

Italian subtitles

Mattia Bilardello

Graphic & motion design

Alessandro Esposito

Design, web and communication

TAKK.studio /
Valentina Barsotti

Indian Dance Consultant

Marianna Biadene

Photographer

Mario D’Angelo

International distribution

Poorhouse International /
Reiner Moritz
Heike Connolly

Legal Consultant

Marcello Mustilli BLM
Emmanuel Pierrat

WITH

Sophie Bassouls
Bettina Baumer
Nicola Biondi
Abani Biswas
Carla Bonò
C.V. Chandrasekhar
Debu Chaudury
Subroto Roy Chowdury
Jacques Cloarec
Jean Paul Cluzel

Werner Durand
Giovanni Giuriati
Lars Koch
Yamini Krishnamurti
André Kudelski
Raghunath Manet
Maria Grazia Marchianò
Gabriel Matzneff
Amarnath Mishra
Neeraj Mishra

Ravi Shankar Mishra
Dominique Nabokov
Savitry Nair
Jean Pierre Pastori
Marie-Claude Pietragalla
Ritwik Sanyal
Malavika Sarukkai
Mallika Sarabhai Dance Company

Shubdal Tinkari

Shantala Shivalingappa
Reba Som
Padma Subramanyam
Emanuele Trevi
Ivan Vandor
Kapila Vatsyayan
Roman Vlad
Eric Vu An
Albrecht Wiedmann

OTHER INTERVIEWS

Taru Kanti Basu

Samuel Berthet

Ugo Bonessi

Radha Burnier

Silvano Bussotti

Francesca Cassio

Claude Cellier

Jean Clausel

Amelia Cuni

Kenneth Hurry

Swaminathan Kalidas

Krishan Kannah

Anand Krishna

Stefan Kudelski

André Larquié

Giorgio Milanetti

Bernard Mueller

Peter Pannke

Guillaume Pires

Roberto Perinu

Anne Prunet

Harihara  Raghavan

Bodhirupa Sinha

Alberto Sorbelli

Raffaele Torella

Anne  Tual

PRESS AND ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION

Kama Productions

www.kamaproductions.eu

studiok(at)kamaproductions.eu
Tel. +39 06 69337398
Mob. +39 333 9906471

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Poorhouse International

Reiner Moritz, Heike Connolly

info@poorhouseintl.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 74368663

Kama Productions Distribution Assistant
Angela Gorini