Director(s): Rajan Khosa
Country: India
Language: Hindi w/ English subtitles
Live Action | 2011 | 80 min
Genre: Drama
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Disciplinary slapping)

A charming and intriguing kids’ film from India, “Gattu” is about an orphan being raised by a strict uncle constantly frustrated by his nephew’s inability to focus on work. Gattu is obsessed instead with kite-flying, and in particular with defeating the mysterious Kali, a black kite that rules the skies. To do this, Gattu is prepared to steal, lie, and even go to school! The only problem—he is illiterate. Nonetheless, our hero takes up the challenge, proving anything might be possible when the will is strong enough. Nominated for Best Children’s Feature Film at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Berlin International Film Festival 2012, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk—Special Mention