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Bittersweet selected for Marche Du Film section at Cannes

Bittersweet selected for Marche Du Film section at Cannes

As is the practice each year with the Government of Maharashtra selecting Marathi cinema for the Cannes’ Marche Du film, the Official selection for this prestigious section this year is Bittersweet, the hard-hitting drama of the emotional dilemma of women sugarcane workers in interior Maharashtra.

Bittersweet, produced by Suchhanda Chatterjee and Shubha Shetty of Quest Films had its world premiere at the Busan International Festival where it was an official selection. The film received rave reviews in Screen International which called it 'a conversation starter of a picture' and praised the debutante actress Akshaya Gurav for her performance as the protagonist.

Bittersweet is written and directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan who was overwhelmed by the headline in a prominent newspaper 'Beed: a village of women without wombs' that urged him to investigate and film the story on actual location, using real sugarcane cutters along with prominent Marathi actors Suresh Vishwakarma,

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