Work in progress
An Indian painter and a Japanese curator encounter each other in their crossings between the forest and the city. Caught at the intersection, while the painter slips into depression and takes the path of suicide, the curator pursues his life away from modern civilization inside a forest. A tale of outcasts of contemporary society, Detour reflects the abyss of an artist’s soul in a world of dogmas.
Tushar Madhav
Director, Producer
Tushar Madhav is an independent filmmaker and arts researcher. His first film ‘Soz - A Ballad of Maladies’ (2016, India) negotiated for a space for the arts in the festering political conflict and military occupation of Indian-administered Kashmir. Denied telecast by its producers at Doordarshan, the Indian national television network, the film screened widely at festivals winning Best Film at 10th IDSFFK, 11th Film South Asia, and the 64th National Film Award of India for Best Debut Director. A resident artist at Cité Internationale des Arts (2021-22), he has been researching Indian painter Jangarh Singh Shyam since 2018 via fellowships and documentary labs at India Foundation for the Arts, Uniondocs, Scottish Doc Institute, and DMZ Docs.
Jia Zhao
Jia Zhao is a Chinese producer based in Amsterdam. She founded MUYI FILM and SILK ROAD FILM SALON, the latter co-founded with Afghan filmmaker Aboozar Amini. Utilizing “tailor-made” resources from the East and West, Jia focuses on authentic stories of international impact. In 2021, ‘A Marble Travelogue’ by Sean Wang was selected for IDFA Frontlight and ‘I’m So Sorry’ (co-producer) by Zhao Liang for the Cannes film festival. ‘Inner Landscape’ by Frank Scheffer was the closing film for IFFR2019. From 2015 to 2019 her works ‘Mr. Hu and the Temple’, ‘Fallen Flowers Thick Leaves’, ‘Lady of the Harbour’, ‘Kabul, City in the Wind’ (Special Jury Award, Opening Film IDFA2018), and ‘Smog Town’ (co-producer) were selected for IDFA competitions five times in a row. ‘The Crow Is Beautiful’ (co-director) was selected for IDFA2017 Masters.