UTV Motion Pictures to focus on new territory sales for movie slate at Cannes

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures will be showcasing its entire slate of forthcoming films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The focus will be on new territory sales and to reach new audience in traditional territories for its new age films.

Udaan, an Official Selection at Cannes after many years from India, will have a red carpet screening as its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival.

Vikramaditya Motwane’s debut film, Udaan, is the story of Rohan, a teenage boy, after being abandoned for eight years in boarding school, returns home and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother, who he didn’t even know existed. Udaan is Rohan’s journey as he strives to forge his own life out of his given circumstances to pursue his dream of being a writer.

Aamir Khan Productions’ Peepli Live, which is co-produced by UTV will have market screenings at Cannes following close to its Sundance World Dramatic Competition section screening and Berlinale Special screening at the Berlin film festival in February this year. UTV will unveil exclusive footage from its upcoming animation films Arjun – The Warrior Prince and Alibaba and 41 Thieves and will also host private screenings of Arjun – The Warrior Prince for select buyers at Cannes. UTV will showcase forthcoming films like Raajneeti, Peter Gaya Kaam Se, I Hate Luv Storys, Chillar Party, Peepli Live, Paan Singh Tomar, Phillum City, Guzaarish, No One Killed Jessica, Tees Maar Khan, Saat Khoon Maaf, Thank You and Delhi Belly. Additionally, the studio’s library of movies will also be showcased.

There will be a market screening for Harishchandrachi Factory.

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