‘The Last Koan’ to have world premiere at Chelsea film fest, NY

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Los Angeles, Oct 11 (IANS) Indo-Australian Satya Prakash Choudharys directorial debut “The Last Koan” will have its world premiere at Chelsea Film Festival 2019 in New York.

The thriller is featured in the World Cinema category and is the only Indian film at the festival this year.

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Followed by the world premiere, “The Last Koan” will also be showcased at World Cinema Milan on December 4, where it is nominated in the categories of “Best Foreign Language Feature Film”, “Best Original Screenplay of a Foreign Language Feature Film” and “Best Cinematography in a Foreign Language Feature Film”.

The film features Sahidur Rahaman, Chandra Sekhar Dutta, Jitender Hooda, Harshit Naga, Bhakti Rathod, Patrali Chattopadhyay, Kunal Sharma and Ankit Raaj. It is shot in Bengal, primarily in remote areas of Darjeeling district.

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“The Last Koan” revolves around a writer who has unresolved issues with his dead mother, and a woman who has mixed up identities of her husband and his best friend, as they explore the meaning of life, death, love, and forgiveness.

Excited about the premiere, Satya Prakash said: “I am honoured and thrilled that our film is the only Indian film which is being represented in the Chelsea film festival this year and has four official selections already from other international festivals, it’s a fantastic start. Such platforms acknowledge the hard work we put into it.”

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The 7th Chelsea Film Festival will take place from October 17-20.



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