Anurag Kashyap part of Sundance film festival juryPress Trust of India | Thursday, December 20, 2012 (Mumbai)He is currently working on his next venture titled Ugly.Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is part of the prestigious jury for the 2013 edition of Sundance film festival.
The director’s epic crime saga Gangs of Wasseypur is also screening at the festival in the Spotlight section of the festival.
Anurag Kashyap is part of the 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the festival, which runs from January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
Anurag Kashyap, who has directed films like Black Friday, Dev D, Gulaal and Gangs of Wasseypur I&II, will take part in the festival as the jury member for the World Cinema Dramatic section alongside director Nadine Labaki and producer Joana Vincent.
It has been a good year for the director with Wasseypur doing well at the home box office besides travelling to festivals like Cannes and Toronto. Set in Bihar’s Dhanbad district, it was also honoured at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane and Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) in Macau, held recently.
“It is a truly special film for me and I’m overwhelmed with the audience reception and happy to know that the team’s efforts have been honoured at such large platforms,” Anurag Kashyap said in a statement.
Anurag Kashyap is one of Bollywood’s most innovative and influential filmmakers today.
So it doesn’t come at no surprise that Gangs of Wasseypur, I & II, will be showing in Cannes this year. A great honor, indeed! I’d like to know one thing: Did he split them up because Indian movies have a longer running time and this is a compromise? or did the movie become too long and he didn’t want to cut out important parts? or because they are two separate entities and stories altogether.. Well, we shall see ourselves. Meanwhile our best wishes to Anurag.
Vasan Bala will be presenting Peddlers at Cannes, not too shabby for a first- time director and writer! Vasan has worked as assistant director on Dev D, second assistant director on Gulaal and associate director on Trishna. So we know he has gained some experience on those sets, but it is still quite remarkable that he will be showing his own movie in Cannes. Impressive.
I wish there was a trailer for Peddlers but I couldn’t find one. Sorry.
I am happy for our bwoys.
Come on, India! Largest producer of films in the world, show what you’ve got!!
Kashyap, ur the man!
adrenaline high trailer for the upcoming movie Gangs of Wasseypur! It’s going to be blazing hot, as usual.
During filming in Varanasi in December 2010, the film’s assistant director Sohil Shah was killed in an auto accident. The film finished production in late March 2011, with Anurag Kashyap moving on to direct his next film immediately.
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