Cinestaan Film Company Presents the international trailer for BOMBAY ROSE
Directed, Written and Created by Gitanjali Rao
Opening the 2019 Venice Film Festival 34th Critics’ Week – World Premiere on August 28th Followed by its premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema Strand at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th
An animated romance hanging precariously between living on the streets and loving on the screen, Bollywood style.
Synopsis: Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars. Based on true events, the film explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that reigns on the big screen can crush you in its mean streets
A self-taught animator and film maker, Gitanjali Rao emerged into the international stage with her animated short, ‘Printed Rainbow’ which premiered in Cannes Critic’s week 2006 (Kodak Discovery Award, Petite Rail D’Or, Prix Du Jeune) The film went on to win 25 awards and was short listed for the Oscar in 2008. Her four independently produced animated shorts have been to over 150 International film festivals and received more than 30 awards. They have been showcased in international art biennales in India, Poland and USA. Painted frame by frame, Gitanjali’s films travel seamlessly between harsh urban reality and the dream world created by the psyche, to escape that reality. While her depiction of urban reality has a documentary style, the intricate dream worlds are inspired from the rich and varied folk art styles of India. Her body of work includes animated commercials, pre-production for animated features, logo-motions, as well as graphic novels and illustrated stories. She is also an award winning actor on stage and in films.
Bombay Rose, a labour of love made over six years, is her debut feature.
Animation l 2019 l UK, India, France, Qatar I Language: Hindi I 93 minutes
Produced by Cinestaan Film Company in co-production with Les Films D’ici.
Animation Studio: Paperboat
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