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Deepak Rauniyar’s Nepali project White Sun selected for L’Atelier, Cannes 2014
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New York based Nepali filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar’s second feature project “White Sun” has been selected for L’Atelier of Cannes film festival 2014.
L’Atelier, the co-production workshop held as part of Cinefondation, hand picks projects from all over the world and invites the directors and their producers to meet potential partners during the festival.
Rauniyar’s 2012 project Highway premiered at the Berlinale in Panorama section.
White Sun is a dark comedy about life in a Nepali village in the wake of the decade-long conflict that ended in 2006. Little Pooja lives with her mother Durga and grandfather Chitra in a remote mountain village. She has never met her father, Agni, who joined the Maoist guerrillas and left their village years ago to fight the government. The devastating war is over, and Agni’s rebel Maoist party now heads the government.
The project was a part of Nfdc Film Bazaar, »
Indelible director Pavitra Chalam feted at DocWeek Australia
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“Indelible” was the only Indian film at the DocWeek 2014
Bengaluru based documentary filmmaker Pavitra Chalam was awarded with the Asia Pacific New Documentary Award for Outstanding New Talent at the DocWeek Film Festival in Australia.
Chalam’s feature length documentary Indelible was screened at the festival as part of the Asia-Pacific New Documentary Program. It was the only film from India at this year’s festival.
The documentary follows the inspiring stories of seven people in Chennai with Down’s syndrome; among them are an Olympic gold medalist, a Bharata Natyam dancer and a cricket player.
“We hope that this film will help change the way people look at every person living with Down syndrome and give them the opportunity to lead their lives with the dignity and the rights that they deserve,” says Chalam.
DocWeek, Australia’s international documentary event showcases a selection of films from emerging filmmakers from across the Asia Pacific region. »
Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly wins jury prize at Deauville Asian Film Festival
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Apart from sharing the jury award with Ugly, Hang Gong-Jo also claimed the critics’ award as well as the audience award at the festival.
Ugly deals with a situation where no one can trust anyone amidst the scenes of brutality and psychological games. Ten year old Kali goes missing from the car she was left in by her father. Her step father is a brutal man heading the Police detection squad. He first suspects the father but then evolve others with a guilty conscience and lies for a cover up.
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