By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on October 12, 2015
Court and Teenkahon continue with their brilliant festival run and have now been selected for the Virginia Film Festival. The Virginia Film Festival will take place from the 5th to the 8th of November this year. Celebrating the magic of the movies and inspiring audiences for over 25 years, the festival showcases latest features, documentaries and timeless classics from around the world. The festival has built its reputation of being one of Virginia’s most important cultural landmarks along with the being the most respected film festival of the region. The festival also sees world class movies like Todd Haynes' Carol and Paolo Sorrentino's Youth among many others.
Both the films have garnered wide critical acclaim across Indian and International film festivals. While Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is probably the most awarded Indian films in recent history, it is also India's official entry to the Oscars, along with winning the Best Feature Film at the 62nd National Film Awards. Bauddhayan Mukherji bagged the much acclaimed Aravindan Puraskaram for the best debutante director for his film Teenkahon apart from awards at festivals like Festival du Film D'Asie du Sud Transgressif in Paris where the director got the Special Mention of the Student Jury for Best Narrative Feature. The film also won the award for the Best Screenplay, at the Bridge Film Festival, Mitrovice, Kosovo 2014 and Special Mention of the Jury at the same festival for cinematography done by National Award-winning cinematographer Aveek Mukherjee.
Watch the trailer of Chaitanya Tamhane's Court right here:
Watch the trailer of Bauddhayan Mukherji's Teenkahon right here:
Focused on educating and engaging audiences of all ages, the Virgina Film Festival promotes discussions between artists, students, and audiences about the films and how they relate to the world in which we live. The festival will also host numerous special events and presentations that provides a fun opportunity to mingle with other film lovers and filmmakers.