Whether it’s commitment phobia in Pyaar Ke Side Effects or the outcome of two young strangers thrown together courtesy an arranged marriage in Just Married, PNC’s films have managed to please critics and audiences worldwide. Directed by Meghna Gulzar and starring Esha Deol and Fardeen Khan, Just Married struck the right chords with Indian audiences and has now managed to do that with International audiences as well!
After winning awards for it’s film Bow Barracks Forever at the FilmaMadrid International Film Festival early this year, this PNC film has now been chosen for the Salento International Film Festival 2009 that has been taking place in Salento (Puglia, Italy) for the last 5 years. Even more special because SIFF presents only high quality international feature films, short movies and documentaries and dedicates the opening to a special guest country by screening a relevant film production from the selected country. And this time it is India. SIFF will run for 10 days between 4-13 September 2009 and will screen 3 Indian movies during the Festival, one of them being Just Married.
The Festival has become a prestigious event owing to its artistic value and the beautiful and subtle elegance of the location in the unspoilt part of Southern Italy. One of the main goals of the Salento International Film Festival is to promote and support the world of cinema, bringing together national and international productions, to exchange and compare views through one of the most powerful communication channels, with the ability to create a bond among cultures and people.
Director Meghna Gulzar says, “It was a warm and pleasant surprise, that Just Married struck a note two years after its release, somewhere out there in the world. I was always grateful to Rangita Nandy and Pritish Nandy for having faith in me as a filmmaker. That gratitude is now renewed… along with the faith that good things happen only when they are supposed to.”
“We are extremely proud to receive this bit of news”, says Pritish Nandy, Chairman of PNC, “for it reaffirms our commitment to the new kind of cinema that is changing Bollywood and making it a global force to reckon with.”