The film starring Tillottama Shome and Vivek Gomber has now been picked up for distribution in France.
Rohena Gera's Sir wins Gan Foundation Award for Distribution at Cannes Film Festival
Mumbai - 18 May 2018 16:29 IST
Updated : 17:43 IST
Rohena Gera's Sir has been presented the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution by the jury of La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. The film, starring Tillottama Shome, Vivek Gomber and Geetanjali Kulkarni, was competing in the Critics' Week category of the Cannes Film Festival.
La Semaine de la Critique is a parallel section of the festival and focuses on discovering new talents.
The @semainecannes Awards were announced yesterday and SIR by @RohenaGera won one! #Cannes2018— film tribe (@filmtribe_us) May 18, 2018
The GAN Foundation award, with €20,000 ($27,000) to @diaphana, the French distributor to help distribute in France. @TillotamaShome Vivek Gomber @BricePoisson @tlenouvel @getkul @mk2 pic.twitter.com/fl8iByTB69
Gera's film revolves around the unique relationship of a depressed urban man and a widowed caretaker working her way up in life. The film joined Manto in being the only two Indian fiction-features to be selected in the competition section of the prestigious film festival this year. The film marks Gera's debut as a director.
Earlier in an interview to Associated Foreign Press, a news agency, Gera had said, "I think it will make some people extremely uncomfortable, which isn't a bad thing. But I think it will give others hope."
The film has now been picked up by the French distribution company, Diaphana Films, and will also receive the Gan Foundation grant of €20,000, approximately Rs16 lakh.