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TIFF 2022 - Carolyn Talks 'This Place' with Composer Kalasian Kalaichelvan

I had a great time chatting with Toronto-based musician and composer Kalaisan Kalaichelvan about his slightly unorthodox career path which lead to him working on This Place, the queer love story about romance, cultural identity and finding belonging.

Having it's world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, This Place was directed by V.T. Nayani, and co-written with Golshan Abdmoulaie and Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs who also stars as one of the film's lead actresses, The film carefully explores the interconnection between cultural identity of different ethnic communities such as Tamil, Mohawk, Iranian, and through the use of music, Kalaisan explores the differences and similarities that are relatable to people in a multi-cultural society like Toronto.

Visit Kalaisan's Intagram page and website to learn more about his work:

You can read my interview with V.T. and lead actress Priya Guns, published in the Toronto Star.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @CarrieCnh12, and look for the hashtag #SHWHTIFF22 for info about my TIFF22 festival coverage.

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