Indian filmmaker Prashant Nair’s award-winning film Umrika will screen at San Francisco’s CAAMFEST. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award. Umrika generated a lot of buzz after it premiered at Sundance.
Umrika is a humorous film about a young man’s journey from Punjab, India to Umrika, or America. In an interview with Indiewire Nair describes his film as :
“the mythology of America and, more generally, how cultures perceive each other: the stereotypes, assumptions, misunderstandings and labeling as “exotic” of all things unfamiliar.”
The film stars Suraj Sharma and Adil Hussainof Life of Pi fame along with Smita Tambe, Tony Revolori (played Zero Moustafa in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel), Rajesh Tailang, Pramod Pathak, Amit Sial, Sauraseni Maitra and Prateik Babbar.
Nair’s previous films include Delhi in a Day and Max and Helena.
Umrika will screen on 2 different days at the CAAMFest – March 13 and March 19, 2016. For tickets and information check the film festival’s website.
CAAMFEST 2016 runs from March 10-20, 2016.