Reelism Films’ Missed Call wins laurels at Israel film festival

Mumbai: Missed Call, the debut movie of Mumbai based Reelism Films, was selected as the Best International Film from amongst 65 films at the Red International Film festival held at the famous Israeli resort city called Eilat.

The movie is directed by Mridul Toolsidass and Vinay Subramanian.

Other movies included California Dreaming, a 2007 Romanian film by Cristian Nemescu, which won the Prix Un certain regard at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Mama’s Boy starring Diane Keaton and Deepa Mehta’s Water.

The festival screened films from 20 nations and held competitions for Best Foreign Film, Best Israeli Film, Best Children Film, and Best short film. The festival’s guest of honor was actor Charles Dance of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who presented his first film as a director and screenwriter, Ladies in Lavender. Israel was represented by Lemon Tree, Beaufort, Aviva My Love and Things behind the Sun.

Missed Call was earlier selected as the Inaugural Film of the Indian panorama section of the 37th International Film Festival of India, held in Goa from 22 to 28 November 2006.

Thereafter, besides winning recognition at Stuttgart and Los Angles Film Festival, it went on to represent India along with big budget films like Lage Raho Munnabhai and Guru at Festival De Cannes 2007.

Missed Call is a poignant tribute to the passionate young men and women who dream of putting their stories on celluloid. Set against an urbane backdrop, the film deals with a young man’s obsession with his camera and his dream of making a film. The film explores varied situations of emotional adversity, which ultimately lead the protagonist onto making a film on himself.