September 20, 2020
Award-winning filmmaker Sabyasachi Mohapatra’s film “Sala Budha” has been officially selected for the prominent Indo-German Film Week 2020 in Germany. The event scheduled to hold at the well-known Babylon theatre, Berlin from 24-30 September.
“Sala Budha” movie portrays the elegant culture, art and traditions of western Odisha. The movie had earlier won seven different awards at Odisha State Film Awards which included Best film and Best director. In fact, in 2013 the movie was chosen for International Film Festival of India’s Indian Panorama Section. The movie now will be screened multiple times in the Indo-German Week, which included one on the opening day of the week-long festival.
Sabyasachi Mohapatra has awarded with 40 different national and international awards and is popularly known as the most excellent and influential filmmaker of Odia cinema. Earlier he has won National Film Award for “Aadim Vichar (The ancient Justice) and “Pahada Ra Luha” (Tears of the Mountain). His movies usually centre on the rich culture of the tribal society in the western part of Odisha and their cultural patrimony.
Internationally acclaimed film producer and promoter Jitendra Mishra had also joined hands with Sabyasachi for the international exploitations of his movies, and on 1st August they officially announced their first collaborations. Mahapatra expressed his happiness and said that he was very proud of these selections as Indo-German film week is a very great platform over the past many years. He also said that he was very much happy for his collaborations with Jitendra and is looking forward to this project.
Indo-German film week has always tried to promote the art, culture and tradition of India through best of Indian movies in their festival. Stephan Ottenbruch, CEO & Festival Director of the festival, expressed his appreciation to present a film from Odisha very proudly for the first time in their festival. Even because of the ongoing pandemic crises, many festivals were cancelled or postponed, but with the coming days, the organisers are coming with many plans.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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