Oriya Film screening at Paris

Indradhanura Chhai

Indradhanura Chhai screening at FICA

Oriya film ‘Indradhanura Chhai’ will be screened at the 19th edition of Festival Internationale des Cinemas d’Asie (FICA) to be held in Paris from February 5-12.

This year, 100 years of Indian cinema will be celebrated at the festival.

The internationally acclaimed movie produced by Jugal Devata will be a part of a contingent of 10 Indian films at the festival, including Satyajit Ray’s Agantuk, Guru Dutt’s Mr & Mrs 55 and Uday Shankar’s Kalpana.

“It’s a great honour to be selected among legendary filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Guru Dutt and Adoor Gopalkrishnan. The festival is a museum of films,” said director of the film Susant Mishra, who is presently working on a documentary on Odissi music.





‘Indradhanura Chhai’, which was released in 1993, reflects the traditional structures of social and family life of a small town in India, which is growing strongly affected by the progressive urbanization.

The film was in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes film festival in 1995 and won a prize at the Sochi International Film Festival in the erstwhile USSR. It was also the closing film of the Indian section ‘Indomania’ organized the same year by the modern art gallery, Jeu de Paume, in Paris to celebrate 100 years of world cinema. (Source – The Times of India)