KOLKATA: Bengali film ‘Goynar Baksho’ by acclaimed filmmaker Aparna Sen has made it to the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), vying for honours in three main categories.
The movie focuses on oppression of widows and women emancipation and has been nominated in the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress categories.
NYIFF is the oldest and most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of and about Indian subcontinent in the independent, art-house, alternate and diaspora genres.
Apart from Aparna, Anurag Kashyap, Rahul Bhatt, Mohan Agashe, Gurinder Chadha, Shahana Goswami, Madhur Jaffrey, Sakina Jaffrey are also slated to attend the festival this year.
The six-day festival which started on 5 May, will showcase a total of 34 films.