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Gitanjali Rao's film 'Bombay Rose' becomes the first Indian animated feature to premiere at Venice Film Festival

File image of Gitanjali Rao and a still from 'Bombay Rose'. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 21, 2019, 02.46 PM (IST)

Filmmaker, animator Gitanjali Rao's animated feature film 'Bombay Rose' is all set to premiere at Venice Film Festival. 'Bombay Rose' is the first Indian animation film ever to open Venice Critic’s Week.

Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and created, written and directed by Gitanjali Rao, 'Bombay Rose' will have its premiere on August 29. Later, the film will have its North American premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 7. 

The makers recently released the trailer of the film which is set to be a love story of two immigrants in Mumbai. Set on the streets of Mumbai, it moves from real life to fantasy, accompanied by much-loved Bollywood songs from the cinema halls. Painted frame by frame, for which Gitanjali is famed, 'Bombay Rose' is a chronicle of the people who migrate from small towns, seeking minimal life in the maximum city. 



The film is the long-awaited feature debut of India’s leading animator Gitanjali Rao.  Gitanjali’s five animated short films, 'Blue', 'Orange', 'Printed Rainbow', 'Chai' and 'TrueLoveStory' have been to over 150 film festivals and received 30 awards.

 ‘Printed Rainbow’ won three awards in Cannes Critic’s Week 2006 where it premiered and was short-listed for the Oscars in 2008. 
Gitanjali Rao also made her actring debut in Shoojit Sircar’s acclaimed film, 'October' in 2018.

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'Bombay Rose' will have its premiere on August 29. Later, the film will have its North American premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 7.