Film: Forerunner

Sahej Rahal

Forerunner orchestrates a strange narrative of that dovetails passages from Jorge Luis Borges with archeological accounts of a Tughlaq-era hunting lodge in Delhi (that, according to some historians, doubled as an observatory) and the story of a sage who mysteriously disappeared from there, giving the lodge its current name, Pir Ghaib. The film chases the strange histories of this site, following the figure of the the hunter, the mystic and the explorer, as they move between the porosities of myth and memory.