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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 09:18 AM IST

Short film ‘Raaya’ to represent India at Cannes

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Cannes: “Raaya”, a short film about an autistic 7-year-old child, has been selected for screening in Short Film Corner at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Based on true events, the film explores the struggles of a little girl as she goes through a slew of therapies until a hypnotherapist walks into her life.

Produced by Rakesh Gupta and written by hypnotherapist Richa Agarwal, the film is set to be exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.

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“It is indeed an honour and great motivation for first time independent producer to be representing India at Cannes. I am especially delighted that this movie serves a noble cause and takes the hope and optimism forward for parents of autistic children globally,” Gupta said in a statement.

He intends to make more of such films which expose the viewers to an eye-opening perspective about subjects which still hold stigma in our ever-evolving society.

Directed by Nitin Shingal, “Raaya” has also been shortlisted at the International film festivals in Los Angeles and Romania.

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Published on: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 06:37 PM IST
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