Popular Tamil producer P.L Thenappan has made a 15-minute short film in French titled Ecluse under his Sri Rajalakshmi Films banner.
Directed by Mahendran Baskar, a Sri Lankan Tamil settled in France, the film was screened at the last week"s prestigious Cannes Film Festival - 2009 (CFF) in the short film category.
Ecluse tells the story of an Indian family settled in Paris where the parents are busy at work, and find difficult to look after their daughter. The child is neglected and one day the teacher notices that the kid doesn"t feel happy at school and call her parents. Will the kid be handed over to the childcare services?
Baskar himself scores music and plays a crucial role in the film.