First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2020
Director: Ishan Dhotkar
Writer: Ishan Dhotkar
Producer: Sunanda Dhotkar, Ishwardas Dhotkar, Ashish Dhotkar
Country of Origin: India
‚ÄúSaut‚Äù (The Mistress) is about the entangled relationship between humans, nature, & the humans’ unduly greed towards money.
Like the dynamics of any other extramarital affair, money has become a mistress to mother nature.
The film takes us on a journey wherein BLACK MAN, who figuratively symbolizes the human race meets GREEN WOMAN who symbolizes greenery/nature; and falls in love with each other. They start a family & have a daughter – GREEN GIRL. Once while sowing seeds into the ground, the Black man comes in contact with GOLD WOMAN who symbolizes gold/money.
After that, Black man abandons his wife – daughter & start a new family with Gold woman & they have two boys named GOLD BOY # 1 & GOLD BOY # 2. The Black man now sows raw gold pieces into the soil as compared to seeds for growing plants.
Gold boys who are now into their prime age eye Green girl & Green woman for their sexual pleasures. After a few failed attempts, Gold boys find the Green woman all alone on the farm & they rape her.
The film ends with the burying scene of Green woman wherein Gold boys run after Green Girl so that they can perish even the last hope of the human race.
Short – Drama, Fiction, Environment, Social