Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ wins award at Venice Film Fest

New Delhi, September 12

Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple” has bagged the celebrated FIPRESCI award on the 2020 Venice Film Festival.

The movie, which seems to be on the world of classical musicians on the fringes of success, had its premiere on the Biennale final week, receiving glowing opinions from the critics.

The award, offered by the The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, quick for Federation Internationale de la Presse CInematographique), goals to advertise and develop movie tradition in addition to safeguard skilled pursuits.

The organisation, which was fashioned in Brussels, Belgium, in 1930, has skilled movie critics and movie journalists from all over the world as its members.

“I wish to thank the FIPRESCI and its jury members from the underside of my coronary heart for his or her continued help for our work. This is a really particular honour for us on condition that the jury for this award includes movie critics and journalists from all over the world.

“We are all quite thrilled and excited with this fantastic start to the journey of ‘The Disciple’,” Tamhane mentioned in an announcement.

The final Indian movie to be awarded the FIPRESCI Award on the annual movie gala was ‘Mathilukal’, directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 1990.

Producer Vivek Gomber mentioned, “It’s an incredible honour to be the first Indian film in 30 years to win this prestigious award at Venice. FIPRESCI’s faith in our work has been a great source of encouragement over the years.”

The Marathi-language movie is the primary Indian film in 20 years to be chosen for the primary competitors of a European movie competition (Cannes, Venice, Berlin) after Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ in Venice in 2001.

It is about Sharad Nerulkar (Aditya Modak), an Indian classical vocalist attempting to realize purity in his work as he has been raised on the tales of his father and guru in regards to the masters of the previous.

‘The Disciple’ is Tamhane’s follow-up to his debut function ‘Court’ which was screened within the Orizzonti (Horizons) class at Venice in 2016.

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuoron is serving as government producer on the film.

The 77th Venice Film Festival, which concludes on Saturday with the announcement of principal awards’ winners, is the primary main worldwide movie occasion to happen bodily because the starting of the coronavirus pandemic. PTI


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