Advertisement
Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ Starring Konkona Sen Sharma Wins At The Busan International Film Festival

Actress Konkona Sen Sharma starrer ‘The Rapist’ has won the top award at the Busan International Film Festival. The movie has been directed by her mom Aparna Sen.

Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ Starring Konkona Sen Sharma Wins At The Busan International Film Festival
Konkona Sen Sharma In The Rapist | Instagram
Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ Starring Konkona Sen Sharma Wins At The Busan International Film Festival
outlookindia.com
2021-10-16T16:19:55+05:30

The hard-hitting social drama 'The Rapist,' directed by filmmaker Aparna Sen, was named a co-winner of the Kim Jiseok Award at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which concluded yesterday. The film, starring actress Konkona Sen Sharma, had its world debut on October 7 in the festival's 'A Window On Asian Cinema' section.

The film has been described as a riveting Indian social drama about a middle-class academic who wants her rapist, with whom she has gotten pregnant and who has been condemned to death, to tell her why he did such a crime.

‘The Rapist’, whose highlight is a standout performance by Sharma, is said to be a very moving portrayal of human pain and an astute study of the societal and cultural elements that contribute to India's terrible incidence of sexual assault.

In addition, producer Sameer Nair backed the film from Applause Entertainment, which was previously responsible for the critically acclaimed OTT series 'Scam 1992.' Actor Tanmay Dhanania plays the rapist in the film. The prize was split by 'The Rapist' and Filipino filmmaker Brilliante Mendoza's boxing thriller, 'Gensan Punch.' The Chinese movie 'Farewell, My Home Town' (director Wang Er Zhuo) and the South Korean feature 'The Apartment With Two Women' (director Kim Se-in) won the 'New Currents Section'.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Why A Democratic India Must Junk Draconian AFSPA

Why A Democratic India Must Junk Draconian AFSPA

Experts believe the AFSPA has caused more harm to the Indian State in insurgency-hit areas than mitigating problems. Here’s why.

Nagaland Ambush: Not Just AFSPA, It’s Time To Do Away With Most Special Laws

Nagaland Ambush: Not Just AFSPA, It’s Time To Do Away With Most Special Laws

It may be time for India to uphold human dignity, take a hard look at some of its regressive laws like AFSPA which includes Special Laws that authorises detention without trial.

Ashes 2021-22: Australia Start Favourites - Statistical Preview

Ashes 2021-22: Australia Start Favourites - Statistical Preview

The Gabba has been like a fortress for Australia in the Ashes. The Aussies have a 12-4 win-loss record in Brisbane and they will do everything to protect that record.

Why AFSPA In Jammu And Kashmir Is Not Just A Defence Act

Why AFSPA In Jammu And Kashmir Is Not Just A Defence Act

Has the AFSPA become an ideological Act, a tool to revise Kashmir history? Many analysts believe so.

Advertisement