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Joseph’s Son

Joseph’s Son

Original name: Joseph’s Son
English name: Joseph’s Son
Year: 2023
Run time: 85 Min
Language: Manipuri
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India
Director: Haobam Paban Kumar
Producer: Haobam Paban Kumar
Cast: Rewben Mashangva
Screenplay: Haobam Paban Kumar, Sudhir Naoroibam
Cinematographer: Joydeep Bose
Editor: Sankha
Sound Designer: Sukanta Majumdar
Music Composer: Rewben Mashangva
Production Company: NFDC, Oli Pictures
World Sales: Oli Pictures


  • Shanghai IFF 2023
  • IFF Kerala 2023
  • Kolkata IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2020 Pabung Syam (Documentary)
  • 2020 Nine Hills One Valley
  • 2016 Lady of The Lake
  • 2014 Floating Life (Documentary)
  • 2008 AFSPA 1958 (Documentary)
  • 2006 A Cry In The Dark (Documentary)

Director’s Biography :

Haobam Paban Kumar

Haobam Paban Kumar is a prominent voice from Manipur dabbling in both non-fiction and fiction storytelling. His film AFSPA 1958 was awarded the Golden Lotus for the Best Documentary at the 56th National Film Awards 2008. A Cry In The Dark was screened at the 31st Toronto IFF 2006 and MOMA New York 2007. After nearly a decade of documentary filmmaking, he made his critically acclaimed feature film Lady of the Lake (2016) which featured at 67th Berlinale.

Synopsis :

David, a passionate footballer, has not come home. His mother persuades Joseph, his father and a musician, to go and look for him. After no luck with David’s friends, Joseph goes to the police. The body of a teenage boy lies in the morgue in Imphal, and they tell him the only way to know whether it is or isn’t David, is to go there to see for himself. Reluctantly he sets out on the long journey and as he travels, his fear grows deeper: a fear born of constant conflict - past and present – to which a personal fear is added.