Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space)
Director: Akshay Indikar Starring: Neel Deshmukh, Anushree Wani, Sonia Mahale Run time: 86 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Marathi with English subtitles | Year: 2020 | Country: India
Strand: Young Rebel
Eight year old Dighu has recently moved with his mother and older sister from the city to his grandparents coastal village of Konkan and is finding it hard to adjust to his new life without his father who has disappeared seemingly without a trace. As Dighu struggles to find answers from the grown ups around him, he finds solace from his grief through his diary and imagination. Akshay Indikar’s latest film is a gentle portrait of innocence and how children comprehend change and loss.
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Akshay Indikar is one of the leading filmmakers from Maharashtra making films in the Marathi language. He was selected as a top-ranking student for Film and Television Institute of India with an Indian government scholarship but eventually dropped out to make his own films. Beginning his career with Udaharanarth Nemade, a docu-fiction film based on eminent Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade, he has written and directed two feature films Trijya and Sthalpuran which have been acclaimed by critics and audience all over the world. He was nominated for the Asian New Talent Award at the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival for his film Trijya. His second film Sthalpuran premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival 2020 where he was nominated for the prestigious Crystal Bear Award. In November 2020, he won the highest Asian film accolade called Young Cinema Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2020, which are endorsed by UNESCO and International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and are considered equivalent to Oscar Awards in the Asia-Pacific region. He also received the honorary membership of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy along with the award. His films got invited at major film festivals all across globe. His film Sthalapuran Chronicle of Space had its Indian premiere at prestigious Kerala international Film festival in International competition section in Feb 2021.7 and won Best Indian Debutant Director Award and Best Asian Film Award. His first feature film TRIJYA won National Award for best Sound design.
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