Directed by Sachin Jain | Country of Origin: India | Runtime: 18:14 |

The days merge into one another for a single gay man locked down in his Mumbai apartment, as the pandemic wears on. Some masons work on a scaffolding around the apartment. He contemplates the seemingly insurmountable space between himself and them and imagines freedom. All he can do is complete his chores one by one… until he comes to the last one. The title is a play of words on ‘Un Chant d’Amour’, a 1959 film by Jean Genet.
‘Un Chantier d’Amour’ – A Scaffolding of Love’ (2021) is a non-verbal experimental short. It was filmed over several days in a Mumbai apartment on a mobile phone.

Director Biography – Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain works as a Spanish teacher in a Mumbai school. He received the Mauricio Leyton Award for his LGBT support organisation GHAR (Gay Housing Assistance Resource), mentioned in the historic Indian Supreme Court judgment reading down Section 377. Co-founder of ‘GayBombay’ in 1998, he was the contributing Hindi editor of ‘Gaylaxy’, a queer online Indian magazine, for five years. He established Anekant Productions, writing, directing and producing queer themes in plays ‘Bhasmasur’ (2018) and ‘QStory’ (2019). ‘Un Chantier d’Amour – A Scaffolding of Love’ (2021) is his debut film.