Earlier, we told you about Payal Kapadia’s short film, ‘Afternoon Clouds’ being short listed for the Cannes Film Festival. The 13 minute short film is among the 16 shortlisted from 2600 entries. Now, we can confirm that Payal’s film is the only Indian short film to make it to the extragavanza.
In an interview, Kapadia shed some light on what went behind making the film. She said that she fleshed out the main idea during her second year at FTII. The film is about how women still do not profess their love openly. There have been rarely any films that have the female characters openly confess their love – and that too after all the badgering that goes into making it look like ‘the guy did it’.
The film was made under the La Cinefondation, under the aegis of the Cannes Film Festival, that supports young international filmmakers.