South Indian Thali
A subjective documentary set in Kerala, South India. The stunning beauty, the potent dose of reality and the fascination of traditional dances and rituals are paralleled with the many courses of a Thali meal. Thali is a popular meal of many different dishes, served in small metal bowls on a round tray. There are six or seven bowls, as there are scenes in the film. The flavours and the spiciness of the dishes vary from mild to mouth-burning. Each little dish has its own name. Just like rice brings together the alternating flavours on a Thali tray, the film combines the ritual rhythms with the rhythm, pulse and performance of life.