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Praveen Morchhale's Widow Of Silence part of Indian contingent at Busan International Film Festival

The writer-director's third film, after Barefoot In Goa (2015) and Walking With The Wind (2017), will have its world premiere at the South Korean festival.

Sonal Pandya

Earlier this April, filmmaker Praveen Morchhale's Ladakhi film Walking With The Wind (2017) picked up three National Film awards — Best Ladakhi Film, Best Audiography (Sound Designer) and Best Audiography (Best Re-Recordist).

The filmmaker has moved on to his next project, Widow Of Silence, an 85-minute film, which is set to have its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, being held from 4 to 13 October. He announced the news today (4 September) as the Korean film festival's lineup was revealed.

Earlier this April, when we spoke to the director, he had discussed the project with us, saying, "Yes, it’s set up in Kashmir. It’s about women’s situation in contemporary India. It’s a very sad film of three women, from their point of view."

Widow Of Silence joins other Indian films, Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju, Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad's Tumbbad, Rima Das's Bulbul Can Sing, Nandita Das's Manto, Devashish Makhija's Bhonsle, Hardik Mehta's Round Figure, and Sanjoy Nag's Yours Truly in the Window on Asian Cinema section. The last three films are also having their world premiere at the festival.

The Indo-Ukranian film, Namdev Bhau In Search Of Silence, will also have its world premiere at Busan in the Window on Asian Cinema section.

Other short films and documentaries from India include Ekta Mittal's Absence (2018), Hariyali Desai's Similtude (2018), Ashish Pandey's Nooreh (2018) and Yash Sawant's A Cold Summer Night (2018) will be screened in the Wide Angle section of the festival

Hirani's 2003 film Munna Bhai MBBS will also be shown as the festival alongside classics like Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) and Orson Welles's previously unreleased last film, The Other Side Of The Wind (2018). The section will show 13 significant films that "have achieved a high level of richness in cinema aesthetics throughout the history of cinema".

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