Kannada's critically acclaimed movie Edegarike, which was directed by Sumana Kithur is selected for Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF). The event is scheduled to take place in Mumbai, from October 8 to 14.
Edegarike is the only Indian movie to get selected in
the feature film section, which has films directed only by women.
The other films, which are selected under this category are from
US, France and Spain.
Speaking to leading daily, director Sumana Kithur said, "I
received the confirmation yesterday. It feels great that our film
Edegarike made it to the coveted list. Ours is the only
Indian film on the list."
It is said that there are three categories of competition in the
festival apart from feature films, which includes documentary,
short films and women-centric films. The other films that have been
selected for the festival in the feature film section are
Mighty Fire From The US, (director Debbie Goodstein
Rosenfeld), A Soft Scent Of Cinnamon From Spain (Giovanna
Ribes), Gare Du Nord From France (Cliare Simon) and
Blind Intersection From Lebanon (Lara Saba).
The movie is based on the novel 'Edegarike' written by Agni Sridhar. The film is based on the real-life incidents that occurred in the 1990s. The story is about cult figures in the Karnataka underworld like Sridhar, Muthappa Rai and Bachchan. It featured Aditya, Atul Kulkarni and Akanksha in the important roles.