The Furnished Room

India 2008, 8' | Director, Screenplay, Editor, Sound Priyanka Chhabra | Animation Pramod Marshal | DoP Prahalad Gopakumar | Music Troyvasanth C | Cast Angshuman Phukan, Sakri Ben

"They flit from furnished room to furnished room-transients forever. Transients in abode, transients in heart and mind."
O. Henry

Inspired by the short story by O. Henry of the same name, the film examines the unrelenting march of time. A young man lands in the middle of an unknown city. Has he lost his way, or is he looking for something? He finds some clues in the furnished room, small signs left behind by the many previous guests of the room.

A three-way split screen and constantly changing perspectives turn the film into a visual experience.


Priyanka Chhabra studied Journalism at Kamala Nehru College in Delhi and then took a post-graduate course in Film and Video Communication Design at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. She is also an artist and singer. She likes to combine animation and real film, and also brings together performing art and film, breathing new life into traditional narrative forms such as puppet theatre and painting on paper rolls.

Priyanka Chhabra
Experimental, Short Film