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Shanmugam's 'A Pizza Story' to premiere at IIFC 2008

MUMBAI: Indian American filmmaker Parthiban Shanmugam‘s latest film A Pizza Story will be premiering at the International Festival of Short Films on Culture (IFFC) 2008 in Jaipur. It will come as a USA entry into the competitive section.


A Pizza Story takes a bold look at the US invasion on Iraq through the eyes of an eight-year old child.


The film stars Robert Hatch, Madison Laprade, Janis Dunkal. The original score for the film has been done by Jeremy Doss and the director of photography is Allan Facimore.


"The film evolves with the father and daughter love and separation. When eight-year old Eliana‘s father is sent to Iraq, she realises that when a family member is sent into some foreign conflict, the entire family has to face a sea of troubles. Magical realism mixes with the child‘s magical thinking to force a crisis. When her father departed, he promised Eliana that the whole family would be reunited at the favourite restaurant. With a child‘s limited understanding but a warrior‘s heart, she sets out alone to find the restaurant. In the course of adventure, she faces the ultimate test for her courage and her love," stated writer-director Shanmugam.


The film screenings at IFFC 2008 will happen for three days where short films based on culture will be showcased from all over the world. The festival starts on 27 March this year.

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