Director Kanu Behl’s short film ‘Binnu Ka Sapna’ wins the Student Jury Prize for best short at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019

12 . Feb . 2019
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  • Binnu Ka Sapna was the only Indian Film competing at the festival this year.

Kanu Behl’s next short film ‘Binnu Ka Sapna’ wins the Student Jury Prize for best short in International competition 2019at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019.

Written and Directed by Kanu Behl, produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies and Colosceum Media, ‘Binnu Ka Sapna’ made its World Premiere at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019. The festival was held from February 1-9, 2019. It is known as the world’s largest film festival dedicated to short films and the second largest film festival in France after Cannes.

Produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies and Colosceum Media, Binnu Ka Sapna is a 32-minute narrative short that plunges into a malignant psyche, exposing the ticking time bombs around us and the sparks that set them off. It goes through the harrowing transformation of a victim into an attacker, with society only serving as a catalyst. It marks the debut of Chetan Sharma as the titular Binnu.

Binnu has grown up hearing about his mother’s first slap, 25 years ago; hit by his father merely for emerging from the same room as her own brother-in-law. Many years later, he leaves home. At a party, he sleeps with his Boss’ daughter, who he falls in love with. But things don’t go as planned. Binnu leaves town. Engaging in another romance in another city. But something is not quite right. Slowly, a strange paranoia begins to engulf his being. ‘Binnu Ka Sapna’ delves deep into a malignant mindset, trying to bare the ticking time bombs around us and illuminate the wicks that light them.

Kanu Behl the director of Binnu Ka Sapna says, “I’m thrilled with the honour. It was a pleasure to see Binnu connect with a larger audience and to experience their reactions and love for the film first hand. I now eagerly look forward to the film’s release where it truly belongs – in India.

  Anuj Gosalia, CEO, Terribly Tiny Tales says, “This was our tiny step onto the world stage. Watching our film resonate with an international audience is a reminder that the most personal and important stories are often universal. We now aim to bring Binnu Ka Sapna to the Indian audience through a platform that is best suited to deliver this film.

Lalit Prem Sharma, CEO, Colosceum Media saysWhen you get so much love and validation from the audience it reaffirms the fact that relatable stories are all around us. This is just the beginning for “Binu ka Sapna” and India is where this dream will truly be realized

 Watch the teaser here: