Delhi-based filmmaker Shaunak Sen is all set to pack his luggage and jet off to France for the screening of his documentary, All That Breathes, on the seventy fifth version of Cannes Movie Pageant. And he’s blissful so as to add to the rising reputation of India’s non fiction globally.

Sen’s Sundance grand jury prize successful documentary is exhibiting within the Particular Screening phase on the 10-day, which can start on Might 17.

“The movie received massive at Sundance this yr in January. And it is rather uncommon {that a} movie instantly will get into an A-list competition after premiering elsewhere. So, being the official choice was a really nice shock,” say Sen, calling it a prestigious second to signify India on a world platform but once more.

He provides, “We’re overwhelmed with pleasure, particularly for the (rising) non-fiction movie kind in India. Final yr was good for us with Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas’s Writing with Fireplace going to the Oscars, and Payal Kapadia successful at Cannes fest. Now, it seems like non fiction is discovering a platform and stage that it deserved earlier”.

Together with his documentary, Sen pans the digicam to look at his relationship with the sky and birds, via a journey of two brothers Nadeem and Saud who dedicate their lives to rescuing and treating injured birds, particularly the Black Kites.

Opening up in regards to the undertaking, he says, “Initially, I believed it’s an obscure movie about Delhi and it’s ecology, additionally it’s lyrical, poetic and gradual. I wasn’t positive in regards to the distribution alternatives, and now going to Cannes will present it an unparalleled stage”.

For Sen, India being the nation of honour on the fest makes it further particular. “All these synergies occur collectively is kind of thrilling, and seems like issues spun into the suitable place. It’s stunning,” he says on a parting notice.

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