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Darshan - A journey in India with Amma

Darshan - A journey in India with Amma

A Feature film by Jan Kounen

Produced by Tawak Pictures, Lotus Productions

Release in France : 30/11/2005

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Tawak Pictures, Lotus Productions

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Pegasos Film, Artist Film

French distribution :

Océan Films Distribution

Co-productions :

Roissy Films, Arte France Cinéma

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Roissy Films

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Throughout its history, India has retained a deep sense of sacredness. And Hindu tradition reserves a privileged place for “great souls” (Mahatma), and spiritual masters.
The story of Mata Amritamandamayi is a shining example of this. Born into a family of humble Kerala fishermen, the woman who is affectionately known as Amma (Mother) has today become one of the most important living “masters.” For many people, she is the incarnation of the divine mother. And, according to tradition, she is henceforth considered a saint.
This feature-length documentary is a portrait of this woman and her extraordinary life. It attempts to testify, within the particular context of traditional India, to another way of perceiving the world.
“Darshan,” the film’s title, signifies vision and presence of the self, to see and be seen by God. Practicing Hindus can live or receive a Darshan of a statue of the deities of the temples, a sacred tree, or an icon of a Mahatma. Amma’s particularity is to give the Darshan by holding each person in her arms in a state of peace and joy. Darshan: presence, benediction, transmission, the power to listen, to help.

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Manuel Collas de la Roche

Director of Photography :

Sébastien Pentecouteau

Production managers :

Christine Renaud, Eric Dionysius

Editor :

Anny Danché

Music Composers :

Jean-Jacques Hertz, François Roy

Screenwriters :

Manuel Collas de la Roche, Jan Kounen

Sound Recordist :

Alain Féat

Press Attachés (film) :

Bruno Barde, Sophie Bataille

Sound Editor :

Alain Féat

Sound mixer :

Anne Le Campion

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Feature film

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French, English/sales agent, Hindi

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France, Germany

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Majority French (France, Germany)

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1 h 30 min

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Dolby SRD