Prashant Nair’s ‘Umrika’ goes to
Sundance film fest
Director: Prashant Nair
Prashant Nair’s ‘Umrika’ has been officially selected in the World Cinema
Dramatic Competition section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which will
take place Jan 22-Feb 1, 2015.
features ‘Life of Pi’ fame Suraj Sharma, is about a young village boy who
discovers that his brother, long believed to be in the US, has actually gone
missing. He begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from
heartbreak, all the while searching for him.
‘Umrika’ is jointly
produced by Manish Mundra (‘Ankhon Dekhi’) and Swati Shetty. This is Nair’s
second feature film after the critically acclaimed ‘Delhi in a Day’.
Sundance's World Cinema
dramatic competition features the following films: Australian director Kim
Farrant’s “Strangerland,” a marital drama starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph
Fiennes and Hugo Weaving; Scottish helmer John Maclean’s “Slow West,” a
Kiwi-produced Western with Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben
Mendelsohn; and Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland,” a Dublin-set
crime movie with Jack Reynor and Toni Collette. Elsewhere, the wide-ranging
international lineup will also feature titles from Italy (Lamberto Sanfelice’s
“Chlorine”), Turkey (Tolga Karacelik’s “Ivy”), Israel (Tali Shalom Ezer’s
“Princess”) , Brazil (Anna Muylaert’s “The Second Mother”) and from India,
Prashant Nair’s “Umrika”.