MUMBAI: Chitra Palekar’s Maati Maay won the award Prix du jury Graine de Cinephage in the feature films category at the recently concluded 30th International Film Festival "Films de Femmes" of Creteil (a suburb of Paris in France).
The screenings, sub-titled in French were attended by large numbers consisting of film-makers and cine lovers, especially youth who found the film moving and beautiful. This is fourth International Award won by Maati Maay.
Maati Maay (A Grave-keeper’s Tale) is based on a short story (Baayen) by the well-known writer Mahasweta Devi. It is the heart-rending tale of a young mother who is trapped between her instincts and needs, and the compulsions of her ancestral duty as dictated by the social system.
Produced under the banner of Dnya Films, the film has been produced and directed by Chitra Palekar and features Nandita Das, Atul Kulkarni and Kshitij Gavande in key roles.