The Toronto International Film Festival 2017 will be held from 7-17 September. The film will be screened on the first day.
Priyanka Chopra's production Pahuna: The Little Visitors to be screened at TIFF
New Delhi - 26 Aug 2017 11:06 IST
Updated : 11:57 IST
Priyanka Chopra's production Pahuna: The Little Visitors, which narrates the story of three Nepalese children separated from their parents and their journey back home, will be screened at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.
TIFF 2017 will be held from 7-17 September. The film will be screened on the first day.
Paakhi A Tyrewala has directed the Sikkimese film, which is backed by Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra's banner Purple Pebble Pictures (PPP).
"It is a very proud moment for me, my mother Madhu Chopra and the entire team at PPP. This is only our fifth production and to have it chosen to be screened at TIFF is an honour," Priyanka said in a statement.
Purple Pebble Pictures' Pahuna has been chosen to be screened at #TIFF2017 and I couldn't be prouder. To see a dream you had take shape and become a reality is a wonderful wonderful feeling. I started PPP with the vision of bringing great stories to life, and of becoming a platform to launch new talent... our Sikkimese film #Pahuna has achieved both, as it's director @Paakhi's first film and she's beautifully conveyed the story of 3 ordinary children facing extraordinary circumstances. The emotions transcend barriers of language and geography, and I hope that this story resonates with the world... @purplepebblepictures #PahunaAtTIFF @madhuchopra #FirstSikkimeseMovieEver #sikkim
"As a producer, my goal is to be able to bring great stories to life and to give new talent the right kind of platforms to launch their dreams. With Pahuna: The Little Visitors and our talented director Paakhi Tyrewala, both these objectives were met and all of us at PPP couldn't be happier with the result.
"We're looking forward to sharing this amazing story with the world, told in Sikkimese about the life of three ordinary children under extraordinary circumstances," added the Quantico star.
The first look of the film was released at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Madhu also said: "Making Pahuna has been an amazing experience. Working with the artists, technicians and government of Sikkim to tell this story was a very special journey for us all. We couldn't be prouder to have the film screened at TIFF. It is a great honour for us. We are hoping that this film will, in whichever way possible, give a fillip to the film industry in the region."