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Filmmaker Gitanjali Rao to be honoured at Locarno Movie Competition

Filmmaker Gitanjali Rao to be honoured at Locarno Movie Competition

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The 50-year-old filmmaker will obtain the Locarno Youngsters Award la Mobiliare, the award devoted to personalities able to conveying the love of cinema to youthful viewers

The 50-year-old filmmaker will obtain the Locarno Youngsters Award la Mobiliare, the award devoted to personalities able to conveying the love of cinema to youthful viewers

Filmmaker Gitanjali Rao is ready to be honoured with an award in the course of the seventy fifth version of the Locarno Movie Competition, the organisers introduced on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old filmmaker will obtain the Locarno Youngsters Award la Mobiliare, the award devoted to personalities able to conveying the love of cinema to youthful viewers, in the course of the movie gala, which is held yearly in Locarno, Switzerland.

Rao shall be offered with the award throughout a ceremony on August 8 at Locarno’s Piazza Grande, adopted by the screening of her animated quick movie “Printed Rainbow”, the organisers stated in an announcement posted on the competition’s official web site.

The organisers stated Rao is called a director and animator whose works are “marking a brand new path for animated storytelling by poetically mixing the inventive gesture of hand drawing with new applied sciences”.

Rao’s “Printed Rainbow” had famously gained three awards at Cannes Movie Competition in 2006 and her debut function “Bombay Rose” (2019) was the primary Indian animated movie ever chosen to open Venice Critics Week.

Her 2021 quick movie “Tomorrow My Love” had served because the opening movie for the 74th version of the Locarno Movie Competition.

Giona A Nazzaro, inventive director of the Locarno Movie Competition, hailed Rao as “one of the crucial distinctive and authentic voices from the Indian continent in recent times”.

“To honour her with the Locarno Youngsters Awards la Mobiliare means rewarding the expertise of an progressive and authentic artist whose work has come to the eye of audiences worldwide in just some years, whereas celebrating one of the best in modern creativity,” he added.

The 2022 Locarno Movie Competition will run from August 3 to 13 this 12 months.

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