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M argarita, With A Straw is one of the five projects selected for the Work In Progress Lab of Film Bazaar 2013. We spoke to the director Shonali Bose:
Tell us about your project. What language is it in?
Margarita, With A Straw is the journey of a teenage disabled musician who yearns for love, sex and external affirmation. It is in Hindi and English.
Which stage of development is it in currently? Who all have you cast in the film?
Tell us a little about yourself and your work.
I graduated from the UCLA film School with an Mfa in Directing. My debut film Amu, written, produced and directed by me won numerous awards including two National Awards (Best Film, »
- Editorial Team
Shonali Bose’s feature film Margarita, with a Straw that won her the Sundance Institute– Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award 2012 has completed principal photography. The film was shot in India in March and in New York in June 2013.
The film features Kalki Koechlin (Shanghai, That Girl in Yellow Boots), Revathy (Thevar Magan, Dhoop, Marupadiyam) and William Moseley who played Peter Pevensie in the film series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Produced by Bose’s production company Ishan Talkies and Viacom 18, the film is still in need of finishing funds. It is expected to be ready by October this year.
The film revolves around Laila (Koechlin) who falls repeatedly in love, yearns to have sex and wants to be a Bollywood lyricist.
Academy award winner Resool Pookutty (Slumdog Millionaire) is the sound designer of the film. Prasoon Joshi ( Taare Zameen Par, Rang de Basanti) has penned the lyrics. Anne Misawa ( Treeless Mountain, »
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Mumbai, April 18: Actress Konkona Sen Sharma enjoys working with first-time directors because she feels they convey something special through their work.
"I have worked with many first-time directors -- Ayan (Mukherjee), Zoya (Akhtar), Shonali Bose, who did 'Amu' and now Kannan Iyer. After working with these people, I have found that the first-time directors bring something very special to the table," the 34-year-old said here in an interview.
"I don't have any qualms (about working with first-time directors). If I love the script and have a good rapport with the director, then first-time director can also be very special," added. »
- Smith Cox
3 items from 2013
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