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White, Aneek’s Silent film on Rape to do the honors in Australia

MediaInfoline July 4, 2018
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White, directed by Aneek Chaudhuri is now an official selection in Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and will also be shown at Indian film festival of Sydney 2018. The film was earlier screened in market section in Festival de Cannes on May 11 and in official section of Indian film festival in Vienna on June 8. White is an analogy of three tales about three women who have suffered from rape, but fight back to lead a normal life.White, directed by Aneek Chaudhuri is now an official selection in Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and will also be shown at Indian film festival of Sydney 2018. The film was earlier screened in market section in Festival de Cannes on May 11 and in official section of Indian film festival in Vienna on June 8. White is an analogy of three tales about three women who have suffered from rape, but fight back to lead a normal life.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is an annual Indian film festival based in Melbourne, Australia. It is presented by Film Victoria and the State Government of Victoria, and produced by Mind Blowing Films, a Melbourne-based distributor of Indian cinema across Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 2010, the festival was previously called Bollywood & Beyond, and from 2012 was re-established as an initiative of the Victorian Coalition Government Victorian Government that aims to strengthen ties between the Indian film industry and Victoria.
After being screened in Melbourne, the film will also be a part of the official programme in Sydney. It is expected to be a big bash for White in August in Australia.
The film stars actors with sound theatre background and seems to prefer good acting skills than casting a major starcast. Arjaa Banerjee and Sayantee Chattoraj have already proved mettle with their celestial performances in previous screenings in Cannes and Vienna.

On asking about choosing silent genre, Aneek replies, “rape is an issue that is universal; no verbal language is enough to decode the pain and suffering. Moreover, I wanted global approach and I believe that a silent film would take away any kind of language barrier from the film; this in turn, would make it approachable by a wider spectrum of audiences throughout the globe.”
‘White’ refers to a ray of optimism even in the darkest situations, as claimed by Aneek. Besides, it refers to serenity and goodness exisiting in women that helps one fight back the surrounding evils.
As per Aneek, “Been a part of such an honorable event will fetch in more credibility to the film. Since White is an independent venture aiming at film festivals, of course we would like to earn more laurels and the Australian inclusion is a huge booster for the team.”
White is hopeful to make a mark globally portraying the universality of the issue of rape. Some of the other places where the film will be screened at Indian International Film Festival of Boston and Indian fiom festival of Ireland.

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