Directed by Shakti Bhagchandani
If the entire nation were to collectively experience a lucid dream at this moment in time, it might look something like Shakti Bhagchandani's short film, How To Make A Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom. The film manages to both satisfy and confuse this country's current relationship to patriotism and sexuality, forcing us to face our most insecure feelings about intimacy. But maybe the film isn't meant to comfort, or to cause confusion. Maybe it's just a look at our subconscious. Bomb is poetic and hypnotic, leaving plenty of space for our own emotions to play a role as we watch. We witness young girls finding their voice, only to later question what might become of them. A bit haunting at times, though not too serious, the film leaves you where it began: a good laugh.
Review By Juna Skenderi
You can find more of Shakti Bhagchandani's work on Vimeo.
Cheer Up Baby was selected and screened for our VOL. 004 Series, January 27th, 2019