Interview at Cannes
Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das talks to Attika Choudhary about her forthcoming film inspired by the legendary writer, Saadat Hassan Manto. Regarded as a 'Partition' writer, and one claimed both by India and Pakistan, he was one of the most engimatic figures of his time with the richness of his cultural life in Amritsar, Lahore and Bombay (as it was then) dazzlingly reflected in his writing. Das also discusses the independent filmmaking scene in India and Pakistan and talks about making a work that will speak to both countries and aim to bring them just a little closer together (at the very least artistically) in a shared heritage.
She also talks about her desire for the film to have a wide global platform...as more people in the West should appreciate stories from the East - "After all we know their artists and writers..."
A brilliant interview that should leave any filmmaker working from the margins inspired! CREDITS AND LINKS BELOW
Presenter: Attika Choudhary (http://instagram.com/attikac/)
Camera: Michael Tsim (http://instagram.com/tsim21/)
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