Vetri Maaran – Director – Interrogation (Visaaranai)
FRED’s Nicolò Comotti interviews Vetri Maaran, director of INTERROGATION (Visaaranai), which was presented in the Orizzonti section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival. He talks to us about his film and personal and moral need to make it.
INTERROGATION (Visaaranai): A group of immigrants (Pandi, Murugan, Afsal and Kumar) are detained by the local state police, tortured and forced to admit to a crime they have no knowledge of. When all hope seems to be lost, a policeman from their hometown speaks on their behalf at the court hearing, setting them free. The policeman asks for a return favour and the boys oblige, oblivious to the ill fate that awaits them. As they unwittingly bear witness to a political treason, the system seeks to silence them, at any cost. But Pandi is determined to be heard.