Newton, India’s official entry for the international language movie class on the Academy Awards 2018, premiered on the 31st American Film Institute (AFI) FEST 2017 right here.
The Amit Masurkar directorial, which options Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi and Raghubir Yadav, was chosen for the World Cinema part of the fest. The screening additionally marked the Los Angeles premiere of the movie on November 12, a press release stated.
“It’s a great honour to screen our film here at the AFI FEST. What’s great about this festival is that it is absolutely free for the audience,” Masurkar stated.
Newton was launched theatrically in India in September and had its world premiere earlier this 12 months on the 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017. The movie additionally gained the Jury Prize for Best Film on the 41st Hong Kong Film Festival 2017. Newton is amongst a listing of a file 92 international locations which have submitted movies for consideration within the Foreign Language Film class for the 90th Academy Awards, the organisers have introduced.
Produced by Drishyam Films, the film revolves round a younger authorities clerk who is shipped on election responsibility to a Maoist-controlled city and the way the ideological wrestle places him in a clumsy scenario. It was shot within the interiors of Chhatisgarh.