Moving Images, in association with the US Consulate in Hyderabad, is screening a cricitally-acclaimed film "For Real" by Sona Jain, on 21st September. The film will be screened at Screen 5, Prasads IMAX.
A debut film by Sona Jain, the film bagged the Best Actress award for child actress Zoya Hassan, the Best Actor award for child actor Sharmam, and the Best Screenplay and Best Producer awards for Jain, at the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore.
6-year old Shruti knows something that no one else does. An alien has come in place of her mother, and her real mother has been sent to the Orion Galaxy. What follows is an imaginative story of a child's determination to keep her family together, a man's struggle to understand his wife, and a woman's journey to finding herself.
Madhurika Sona Jain made her first film called "The Outsiders" about the disenfranchised Hijra community in Delhi. This documentary won her an admission into the graduate film program of the New York University's Tisch School of Arts.
While at Tisch, her student film "Vasarma's Lovers" was played at a host of international festivals, and received commercial distribution domestically in the US and internationally through Hypnotic Inc and British Shorts. Sona has written and directed the documentary "Krishen Khanna: My Life" on the life of the acclaimed Indian contemporary artist Krishen Khanna.
Sona was the recipient of the Graduate Fellowship at the NYU. She holds the distinction of being the youngest published author of an economics textbook for high school students in India. She is currently completing an anthology of short stories, titled, "God 101". Sona holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Graduate Film Program, Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), and a Bachelors from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.
Entry is free. Please contact Aparajita Sinha at 98496-55363 for further details.