Marathi Short Film Dhaaga Selected For 70th Cannes Film Festival

28 . Mar . 2017
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‘Dhaaga’ is a Marathi short film directed by Raj R Gupta and story and screenplay is by Prince Shadwal. The story is set in a small village of Maharashtra and tells the story of the bond shared by a young boy Shankar and his teenage sister Uma. Dhaaga focuses on the routines of children and their equations in a typical Indian family. It also delves into the psyche of common people and what their perception are of Indian traditions.

Film will be screened in the 70th Cannes Film Festival and has been selected for the festival’s ‘short film corner.’ From nearly 4000 short films, which come to Cannes, about 400, are selected for the said category.

The film 20-minute long Dhaaga was screened in MAMI, the Mumbai film festival, and was one of the top ten shortlisted films there, contesting with over 350 films. It also received ‘special festival mention’ at 5th Delhi international Short Film Festival. The film was also screened at Melbourne, Australia as part of RMIT Festival.