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A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme 2000


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A Love Supreme 2000

9 mins United Kingdom Director. Nilesh Patel

A film to make your mouth water: director Nilesh Patel's debut short is a sumptuous, hypnotic homage to his mother's cooking, as he films her making samosas. Patel's camera celebrates the skill and precision of each step. Inspired by Raging Bull, it's all shot on 35mm in black and white. The director blends fast cuts to a soundtrack featuring the legendary Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.

The film was created as a tribute to the director's mother, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, in order to record her dexterous fingers while they were still nimble. Focusing only on her hands and work surface, this ravishing visual essay hymns the traditional techniques handed down over generations.

Directed by

Nilesh Patel


Lata Mangeshkar


South Asian Britain on Film




United Kingdom



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