Chennai-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai is on cloud nine. And why not! After the world premiere of her film, Maadathy — An Unfairy Tale, at the Busan International Film Festival, it made its Indian premiere at KIFF 2019. The film was screened at Nandan I at 3 pm on Monday in front of an encouraging audience.
After the screening, Leena said, “The screening at the iconic Nandan was pure magic. Maadathy was looking and sounding so pristine. What moved me to bits is the audience of Kolkata. They are so involved and loving! They hugged, kissed and shared their tears after the show. I was awed when the audience came up to me and my cast and spoke about all the subtexts and layers of the film.”
She added that she’s a student of Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak. “It’s thrilling that my film is being screened at a festival initiated by Ray himself,” she said. Filmmaker Anik Dutta, who watched the screening, said, “The film is poetic, and at the same time, angry and brutal. I had to close my eyes during the scenes of sexual violence, as I am a little faint-hearted.”
Source: Times of India