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Slavery has been depicted on the big screen in countless films (most recently in Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave"), but rarely is the topic of human trafficking depicted in a contemporary setting. The independent feature film "Sold," directed by Jeffrey D. Brown, executive produced by Emma Thompson, and starring Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, and Seema Biswas, will shed new light on the topic when the film opens the 12th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles."Sold," an adaptation of the National Book Award-nominated novel by Patricia McCormick and based on true accounts, details a young girl's harrowing attempt at escaping her life in a brothel in India. "Because of 'Sold's' marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast,” said Emma Thompson, “it is a story that we can All watch – so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act »
- Ziyad Saadi
Sold directed by Jeffrey D. Brown will open the 12th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla). The film is executive produced by Emma Thompson, and stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas, Parambrata Chatterjee, Priyanka Bose, Sushmita Mukherjee and Tillotama Shome, among others.
Sold tells the story of a Nepali girl Lakshmi who was sold into a brothel in Kolkata. It is an adaptation of the Us National Book Award-nominated novel by Patricia McCormick, based on true accounts. The book has been translated into 32 languages.
Director Jeffery D. Brown and select cast will be in attendance at the opening night gala. Brown won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film in 1986 for Molly’s Pilgrim.
In addition, Jasmine Jaisinghani was appointed as Iffla’s first-ever Artistic Director by Christina Marouda, Iffla’s Founder and Chair of the Board.
Jasmine Jaisinghani comes to Iffla from AFI »
The movie centers on the topic of child trafficking in India as viewed through one girl's journey; it has executively been produced by Emma Thompson, Deadline reported.
The festival will run from 8- 13 April at the ArcLight Hollywood. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
“Because of ‘Sold’s’ marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast, it is a story that we can all watch – so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything,” Thompson said.
The opening night gala reception will be at Nirvana-Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills.
Jasmine Jaisanghani has been tapped as artistic director for the 12th edition of the sprocket opera, which will announce its full lineup later this month. “We’re thrilled »
- Shalini Dore
A film fest quickly gaining attention in fest-packed Los Angeles is the Indian Film Fest of La. With last year's high profile screenings of Gangs of Wasseypur, Midnight Children, and Eega, Iffla positioned itself as the best way to catch the latest high profile films from the subcontinent. This year's fest is scheduled for April 8-13 and the organizers have just announced the opening night film as Emma Thompson-produced child trafficking drama Sold. The film is directed by Jeffrey D. Brown and stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, and Seema Biswas. Perhaps not the Indian hit that Wasseypur was, but an interesting choice none the less. Here is more on the film: Through one extraordinary girl's journey, Sold illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, a crime...
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Iffla founder and chair of the board Christina Marouda made the announcements. Jaisinghani arrives from AFI Fest, where she served as the cultural and industry relations director and headed guest services.
“Because of Sold’s marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast it is a story that we can all watch, so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything,” said Thompson (pictured in conversation during the awards season.)
Commenting on the Jaisinghani hire, Marouda said: “We »
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