Reema Sengupta’s Short Film ‘Counterfeit Kunkoo’ To Premiere At Sundance Film Festival
Posted On 6th December, 2017 @ 12:42 pm by Ketaki Mankame


Writer-Director Reema Sengupta shared a news on her Facebook yesterday that got us all indie film enthusiasts really excited. Sengupta’s short film Counterfeit Kunkoo has been selected out of the 9,000 short film entries to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. It is also the only Indian entry to be selected to be premiered there. “We will be premiering in the International Narrative Shorts competition, and are the only film representing India this year at one of the largest film festivals in the world,” the award-winning director announced.


“This is also the first fiction short to be selected from India in 15 years,” Sengupta added. A project by Catnip Productions, co-founded by Sengupta, Counterfeit Kunkoo is a 15-minute film that talks about “marital rape and reclaiming one’s sexuality”, a report read in Business Standard. 


Co-producer Kunal Punjabi also said, "It was unreal to see the passion with which Reema—the writer, director and editor of the film—approached every aspect of the short film. The emotional stakes were high and the shooting conditions very difficult.


"It was also an absolute pleasure to see so many people coming together and helping with the film, only out of the faith they had in Reema's vision. We couldn't be happier to see a small Indian short film get recognised on such an enormous scale, and hope it'll inspire more young filmmakers to push themselves." 


The film was shot in Kurar village, in the suburbs of Mumbai. Sengupta thanked and congratulated her small but hardworking crew in her post too. Check it out:


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