The documentary gained the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is ready to display in the Special Screening section at Cannes

The documentary gained the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is ready to display in the Special Screening section at Cannes

Director Shaunak Sen, whose documentary “All That Breathes” is ready to display at the Cannes Film Festival, says it’s a proud second for him that the documentary has been acquired by HBO.

The documentary, which gained the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and is ready to display in the Special Screening section at Cannes, might be launched in the US later this yr by Submarine Deluxe, in affiliation with Sideshow.

After its theatrical run in the US, the 90-minute-long movie will debut on HBO and streaming service HBO Max in 2023, in accordance to Variety.

“All That Breathes” follows two siblings, Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who’ve devoted their lives to rescue and deal with injured birds, particularly the Black Kites.

Working out of their derelict basement in Wazirabad, the Delhi brothers are the central focus of the movie and their story zooms out to doc a bigger snapshot of the metropolis, the place the air is poisonous and the floor is on a slowburn of social turmoil.

“The astonishing story of Saud and Nadeem, and their relationship with the majestic raptor known as the ‘black kite,’ took us three years to form. Over time, the story turned symptomatic of each Delhi’s ecological and social malaise, whereas additionally giving glimpses of a uncommon resilience,” Sen stated.

The filmmaker, who’s an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), stated he’s thrilled that his movie has joined the HBO roster, which is crammed with high-quality cinematic programming.

“Most of us in the crew in India have grown up associating the unmistakable white noise of the HBO brand with high-quality cinematic programming. We’re thrilled to join their roster and to work with Sideshow and Submarine Deluxe to deliver this story to a worldwide viewers,” he added.

Dan Braun of Submarine Deluxe hailed “All That Breathes” as “one of the nice discoveries of the yr”.

“Filled with humorous and heartbreaking moments in equal measure, ‘All That Breathes’ is a surprising achievement and publicizes Shaunak Sen as a significant voice in cinema at present. We are proud to companion with HBO Documentary Films to deliver the movie to the public,” Braun stated.

The movie is produced by Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer with David Guy Elisco and Sean B Carroll serving as govt producers.

. .

Advertisement