New Delhi/Guwahati, Nov 3: After earning praise in America, Utpal Borpujari’s documentary “Mayong: Myth/Reality” has now been invited to Iran, apart from a special screening at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
The documentary, produced by Jayanta Goswami under the banner of Darpan Cine Production, will be part of a special retrospective of Indian films at the 7th “Cinema Verite” Iran International Documentary Film Festival, to be held during December 10-17 in Tehran.
The other Indian films to be screened at the festival are “The Sound of Old Rooms” by Sandip Ray, “Bahadur the Accidental Brave” by Aditya Seth, “There is Something in the Air” by Iram Ghufran, “The Women in Blue Berts” by Farida Pacha, “Director, Painter Shri Babura Laad Saheb” by Richa Hushing, “Dhananjay Kulkarni ‘Chandragupta’” by Rrivu Laha, and “Powerless” by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar.
The festival, organized by the Documentary & Experimental Film Center (DEFC), tries to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films. DEFC is the main centre for production, distribution and promotion of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films in the Middle East.
Borpujari’s film has also been invited for a special screening at IIM-B on November 6 under its prestigious “Seminar Series”, and the screening will follow his interaction with the top management institute’s students.
The documentary, the DVD of which has been released internationally by Junglee Home Video, has earlier been screened at the Silent River Film Festival in California and the 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, among others.