French sales agent acquires Tamhane's ‘Court’

NEW DELHI: Artscope, the art film label of Paris-based international sales and production company Memento Films, has acquired Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature film Court which has already won several international awards.


The film won the New Talent award at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival where the Jury commented, “The production is well executed, making use of bold and creative film language, that supports an in-depth exploration of the themes. The film’s concerns for social conflicts can also inspire profound impacts on audiences outside India.”


Earlier, the film won the Victor Turov Memorial Award for Best Film in the ‘Youth on the March’ Feature Films Competition at the 21st Minsk Film Festival Listapad in November last year and a special jury mention at the Molodist Film Festival in Ukraine.


“A sewage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is arrested and accused of performing an inflammatory song, which may have incited the worker to commit suicide. The trial unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city’s ordinary people play out. Forging these fates are the lawyers and judge, who are observed in their personal lives beyond the theatre of the courtroom,” goes the official synopsis of Court

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