‘Kajarya’ and ‘Goatspeak’ to be showcased to an International audience at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Critically acclaimed feature film KAJARYA, directed by Award winning director Madhureeta Anand andGOATSPEAK (Khashi Katha), directed by Judhajit Sarkar, are set to be premiered at the Marche Du Film at the 68th Cannes Film Festival during May 13-24 this year.
Madhureeta Anand’s ‘Kajarya’, starring Meenu Hooda, Ridhima Sud and Kuldeep Ruhil, has found critical appreciation internationally and has been selected by the Forbes India magazine as the #1 in the Top 5 Indian Films to See in 2014. It deals with sex selection in India and consequent violence against women.
It is a thriller that pans across the city and village tells the story of two women who collide in a world where baby girls better be dead. This serious issue has been portrayed sensitively yet powerfully in the film, with drama, suspense and a great music score by Golden Globe winner & Academy award nominee Richard Horowitz. Kajarya has been co-produced by Odd Joint & Ekaa Films.
Judhajit Sarkar’s ‘Goatspeak’ (Khashi Katha) is a tragic-comic tale narrated by a talking goat starring Naseeruddin Shah, Anindita Basu and Prasun Gyne and Ladoo the goat. It is a blend of fantasy and reality alongside incisive social and political statements. It is not a love story but a political indictment on the marginalized section of a society.
The urban Muslim underclass of Kolkata, under-represented in popular local media, as well the realities of everyday life of the lower middle classes that form most of that city today finds a bold presence here. It’s the real face of a changing society and the pace at which its values are changing today. And in that sense Goatspeak is able to reach several touchstones of sensitivity with elegantly mounted and well-filmed satire.
Kajarya – Screening Date: 16th May 2015, Time: 12:00 hrs, Venue: Gray 5
Goatspeak – Screening Date: 17th May 2015, Time: 14:00 hrs, Venue: Gray 5
Jitendra Mishra, World Sales & Distribution consultant for both Kajarya and Goatspeak has earlier been known to promote meaningful cinema like ‘I am Kalam’, ‘Desires of the Heart’ & ‘Chausar’.
Starfire Movies is a Delhi based boutique film production company that aims to support and produce alternative, non traditional films. It has produced three other regional feature films, documentaries apart from this one.