Mohammad Saud spoke about filmmaker Shaunak Sen and the way their documentary All That Breathes left folks teary-eyed at Cannes Movie Competition 2022. All That Breathes was premiered at Cannes within the Particular Screening phase. The documentary gained the 2022 L’Oeil d’Or award, the competition’s prime prize for documentaries, on Might 28. The movie is 90-minute lengthy. (Additionally Learn | Cannes Movie Competition: Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes, India’s solely entry, wins L’Oeil d’Or for finest documentary movie)
All That Breathes revolves across the lives of siblings Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad. They work out of their derelict basement in Delhi’s Wazirabad to rescue and deal with injured birds, particularly the black kites. The documentary was chosen because the winner by the jury, together with Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, Ukrainian writer-director Iryna Tsilyk, French actor Pierre Deladonchamps, journalist Alex Vicente, and Moroccan writer-filmmaker Hicham Falah.
Talking with Instances of India, Mohammad Saud stated, “Shaunak got here to satisfy us in December 2018 and for the subsequent three years it continued. Shaunak ne kaha tha jab aap digicam se itne acquainted ho jayenge ki aap digicam ke samne yawn karne lagenge tab primary apna pehla shot lunga (Shaunak had stated that when you’ll get so acquainted with the digicam that you’re going to yawn in entrance of it, then I am going to take my first shot).”
When requested about Cannes, Mohammad stated, “It was a packed home, and we didn’t simply get an extended standing ovation, however folks had been crying within the theatres.”
Talking about his relationship with the siblings, Shaunak known as it a ‘deep type of friendship the place they’ve opened their lives to me and I’ve opened massive components of my life to them’. As per the report, Shaunak additionally stated that Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad have been very respectful of him as an artiste ‘who primarily retains the autonomy of the story that he’s telling’.
Asserting the award, the jury stated in a word shared on the L’OEil d’Or web site, “L’OEil d’Or goes to a movie that, in a world of destruction, reminds us that each life issues, and each small motion issues. You’ll be able to seize your digicam, it can save you a chicken, you possibly can hunt for some moments of stealing magnificence, it issues. It’s an inspirational journey in statement of three Don Quijotes who could not save the entire world however do save their world.” The award features a money prize of 5,000 euros.