UTV off to Cannes with five films

MUMBAI: UTV is gearing up to be represented at the Cannes Film Festival with a line up of five titles. The focus will be on new territory sales and to reach new audience in traditional territories for its new age films.

Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane’s debut film, is the story of Rohan, a teenage boy who after being abandoned for eight years in boarding school, returns home and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn’t even know existed. The film is Rohan’s journey as he strives to forge his own life out of his given circumstances to pursue his dream of being a writer. 

The second film will be Aamir Khan Productions’ Peepli Live that will have market screenings at Cannes. This follows the film’s earlier screenings at the Sundance World Dramatic Competition section screening and Berlinale special screening at the Berlin film festival in February this year.

UTV will unveil some exclusive footage from its upcoming animation films Arjun-The Warrior Prince and Alibaba and 41 Thieves. It will also host private screenings of Arjun-The Warrior Prince for select buyers at Cannes.

There will be a market screening of Harishchandrachi Factory.

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