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Amar Maa to screen at Cannes this year

MUMBAI:Producer director Samir Mukherjee’s short film Amar Maa (My Mother) will screen at the Cannes Film Festival due in May.


Amar Maa is the story of a Bengali woman Moumita Sen who, after living with her mother in Kolkata for 27 years, has come to New York to pursue her doctorate. She falls in love, gets engaged and is to be married to an American named Mark.


But Moumita is yet to break this news to her mother. She struggles to find an opportune moment to reveal this news to her mother about this.


She gets sick with thoughts. And when her mother finally learns about Mark, she disowns the daughter. However, Mark sees another side to the woman he loves. The rest forms the crux of the film.


The film has been screened earlier at different film festivals around the globe like Yes India Film Festival, New Zealand, Stepping Stone Film Festival, Bangalore and Bombay Elektrik Showcase, Mumbai.


The short film made at a cost of Rs 30 million stars Rachana Shah, Don Castro, Pallavi Desai, Uttara Desai and Avik Sur. It is expecting an online release this year at Amazon or Dingora.com.
 

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