Cannes Festival’s Marché du Film | Alison Welly produced Sangi Gai screened

CANNES, France, May 20:  Feature film Sangi Gai was screened on Sunday at 77 Rue Félix Faure, 06400 Cannes, as part of Cannes Festival’s Marché du Film. This platform is renowned for showcasing some of the most anticipated films from around the world. This year’s festival, running from May 14-25, includes a dazzling array of films, like Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis and George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

Produced by Alison Welly Bakha and directed by Nyago Ete, with creative production by Hali Welly, Sangi Gai has captivated the hearts and minds of the audience, highlighting the unique and vibrant culture of NEt India. “We are overjoyed with the response Sangi Gai received at Cannes. It’s an honour to share the rich cultural tapestry of NE India on such a prestigious platform,” said producer Alison Welly. “This film is a labour of love, and we are grateful to NFDC for the opportunity to bring this unique story to an international audience at the Cannes Film Festival 2024”, she added.

The film’s selection for a market screening at the Marché du Film highlights its exceptional qualities amidst a backdrop of influential global cinema. While not competing directly with major entries such as David Cronenberg’s The Shrouds, Jacques Audiard’s Emilia Perez and Sean Baker’s Anora, Sangi Gai’s inclusion in Marché du Film proves its potential for reaching international markets and underscores the film’s unique storytelling.

The screening was also appreciated by Union Information & Broadcasting Ministry’s joint secretary. Vrunda Dayal, who noted the film’s poignant depiction of NE culture and its potential to resonate with global audiences.

The event also featured captivating movie premiere of Tamar, a narrative that intertwines elements of time travel, mystery and personal determination. Set initially in the 1914, the film follows Tamar, a native of Sangi-Gai village, who stumbles upon an exotic chest during his quest to find his lost brother. This discovery unexpectedly propels him into a strange and obscured future, far removed from his familiar world.

The premiere was an immersive experience, inviting attendees to step into the realms of both the past and the future as depicted in the film. It was not just a viewing; it was an exploration of Tamar‘s journey across time, filled with suspense and emotional depth.

The screening was attended by notable figures of the film industry, who praised the film for its authentic portrayal of the NE’s heritage and its compelling storytelling.

The team behind the film is now looking forward for future screenings and festivals, continuing to share their remarkable journey with audiences around the world, the producer said in a release.

Related posts