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Cinestaan Film Company ties up with Amazon for A Death In The Gunj, Dev Bhoomi, The Hungry

The critically acclaimed indie films will be screened exclusively on the Amazon Prime Video service.

Our Correspondent

Konkona Sensharma's directorial debut, A Death In The Gunj, is among three films set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Videos India after the company announced its tie-up with C Sales International, global arm of the Cinestaan Film Company (CFC).

Dev Bhoomi and A Death In The Gunj were part of the official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, while The Hungry is a co-production between Film London and CFC.

Rohit Khattar, CFC chairman, said, “In our quest to champion independent Indian films, we have been trying to figure out ways to effectively distribute films which face the usual conundrum of high P&A and other costs. Amazon Prime Video presented a much-needed option."

Nitesh Kripalani, director and head of Amazon Prime Video India, said, “Our alliance with Cinestaan is to build our selection of features from India’s evolving independent filmmakers. This realistic style of filmmaking from a new exciting breed of filmmakers creates room for experimentation in content as well as form. A Death In The Gunj, The Hungry and Dev Bhoomi are the first titles in our Indian offering in this exciting new genre — independent cinema."

A Death In The Gunj was premiered at Toronto in 2016 and is a 1970s tale about a family picnic gone wrong. Dev Bhoomi/The Land Of The Gods, directed by Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic, is the tale of an old man who returns to his ancestral home carrying a dark secret, while Bornila Chatterjee's The Hungry is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. 

Cinestaan Film Company is a sister company of Cinestaan Digital Private Limited which runs Cinestaan.com.