Shivajee Chandrabhushans film The Untold Tale
has been invited to be screened in the Cannes LAtelier
section at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival in May.
It is one of the 15 scripts selected for the Cannes
occasion gives the filmmaker a good chance for interaction
with potential financiers and distributors. The organisers
have already helped the filmmaker find a French co-producer
for this multi-lingual project.
to the director, the idea for the new film has been
with him for five years now. "My co-writer Triparna
Banerjee and I wrote 15 drafts before sending the script
to Cannes. We are still tweaking it before the filming
story of The Untold Tale begins with a girl
who realises that her grandmother was a Flamenco dancer
who fell in love with an Indian man in the 50s.
Her search for her roots then takes her through France,
Spain and India.
film will be shot in Bikaner, Barcelona and Roussillona,
a small French town close to the Spanish border.
may be recalled that the director came out with the
idea of making the film when he was in Spain to promote
his film Frozen in 2007. It was then that he
discovered that the traditional Flamenco dance form
has its roots in Kathak. Further research revealed
historical records that gypsies from north-western
India journeyed to Spain. That is, perhaps, how Flamenco