unINDIAN to be screened at Cannes
The cross cultural Australian comedy unINDIAN, featuring former cricket star Brett Lee and Indian actor Tannishtha Chatterjee, will be screened at the Antipodes Festival at Cannes during the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
The film directed by a well known Sydney based Indian-Australian filmmaker Anupam Sharma has been an initiative supported by Screen Australia and Screen NSW with major investment from Australia India Film Fund.
unINDIAN which had its world premiere in Montreal, continued to be screened at number of film festivals throughout Europe and America.
The film opened across 70 screens in Australia. The producers will be selling the film to various territories, particularly India,through their global sales agents, Yellow Affair at Cannes.
Speaking from Cannes, Miira Paasillinna and Chris Howard from Yellow Affair said, “We are delighted to be selling this warm and funny Australian film. There have been many queries from India because of the Bollywood cast in the film and also the popularity of Brett Lee and of cricket there. “We believe the film deserves an audience as it portrays a positive message about cultural differences and tolerance.”
Producers, Lisa Duff and Anupam Sharma enroute to Cannes said, “It is a delight this independent cross cultural comedy is being screened as part of an Australian focus at Cannes Antipodes, particularly after successful screening at festivals in London and California.”
Bernard Bories from Antipodes said, “In this times of violence, it is wonderful to highlight great comedies that praise the cross cultural links of our society, as it brings to the audience laughs, emotions and faith in humanity.” unINDIAN also stars Supriya Pathak Kapur, Akash Kurana & Gulshan Grover.
The film was credited for providing a platform to diverse Australian cast in supporting roles, including John Howard, Tiriel Mora, Maya Sathimoorthy, Arka Das, Sarah Roberts, Adam Dunn and Nicholas Brown. The film will also be screened at the St Tropez Film Festival in October this year. pti