Swaroop Kanchi listo para llevar su película al cine de festival festival

Filmmaker Swaroop Kanchi , Best Known For His Works Yeh Dil Ramta Jogi & Bengaloored , This List With Another Movie Mudita , Who Is All Ready To Be Projected In The Cannes Film Festival This Month. Tells Us About The Movie Before Taking It To The Cinema. French Riviera For Projection. How does it feel to be screening your film at a platform like the Cannes Film Festival ?

I Am Excited. But I Am Not New To Cannes. Since 2015, I Have Been Going To The Festival And Have Tried To Understand How It Works And What Kind Of Films Make The Cut. To Understand World Audience And Get A Good Picture Of The Movie Fans Across The Globe, This Is The Best Platform For Any Filmmaker.

Since You Have Been To The Fest Before, And Understand The Demands Of The International Audience, How Different Do You Think Indian Films Are From The Other That Are Screened?

Indian Cinema Is Different From International Films. Even Our Off-beat Cinema Has So Much Music And Dance, Whereas In The West, Offbeat Cinema Also Has A Commercial Value And There's A Huge Market Out There To Be Explored For Such Movies. Also, Indian Filmmakers Shy Away From Making Films Based On Our History And Epics. Even As The World Continues To Embrace All Things Intrinsically Indian, Sadly We Do Not Showcase It And There Is Not Enough Reflection Of 'real' Indian Tradition In Our Movies. The Chinese, Actually, Do A Great Job Of Showcasing Shaolin And Other Local Practices. We Need To Look At Similar Aspects And Try To Tap Into This Demand.

Tell Us About Your Movie That Will Be Screened.

Mudita Is About A Jazz Musician, In Which I Play A Saxophonist. As Far As I Recall, No Indian Film Has Ever Focused On A Saxophonist. This Is A Slice-of-life Film That Follows His Journey And Helps Us Understand The Meaning Of Happiness. There Are A Lot Of Jazz Elements, Which Will Make For An Interesting Musical Experience For Audiences. We Have Even Used Indian Folk Song In Jazz Style And This Kind Of Fusion Has Not Been Experienced By Anyone Yet. The Film Will Be Screened At The Out Of Competition Section At Cannes.

Como Filmmaker Independiente Con Más De 15 Años En La Industria, ¿qué Tan Fácil O Difícil Es Sobrevivir En Este Espacio?

While It Is Encouraging To See A Lot Of New Talent In The Independent Filmmaking Scene, Many Of Them Make A Movie Or Two And Then Disappear. We Are An Endangered Species And Mainstream Films Swallow Us Whole. I Believe That Content Is King And Good Cinema Goes Beyond Borders, So You Will Find An Audience For Your Film. Also, The Way We Consume Content Is Changing And People Are More Open To New Ideas Because Of Newer Platforms Online. The Biggest Challenge For Filmmakers Like Us Is The Budget And Resources At Our Disposal. It's Difficult, But It's Full Of Opportunities Because You Can Tell The Stories You Like And Also Experience More.

How Is The Independent Film Scene In The West?

In India, Not Much Push Is Given To Indie Filmmakers. In Fact, In Karnataka We Get Subsidy, But That Is Very Small And It Is Not Enough Of A Push For Filmmakers. Europe Leads The Way When It Comes To Funding Incentives And Rebates. But Most Other Nations Are Also Backing Indie Films In A Huge Way.