The Marathi film “Puglya»Won the award for best feature film in a foreign language at the Moscow International Film Festival, 2021.
“I feel immense joy when I see the story receiving such a great response. Winning at the Moscow International Film Festival is a great pride for me and for the team, ”director Vinod Sam Peter told IANS.
The filmmaker, who also wrote the screenplay, says the film is about a child’s innocence.
“’Puglya’ is a story that revolves around a pug and two boys, Rushab and Datta, around 10 years old. A pug dog enters the lives of two boys – one from the town and one from the village – and its impact on their lives is shown in “Puglya”. The film shows the innocence and simplicity of children, ”he said.
“I’m ambivalent about dogs but realized it has international appeal. All over the world people are drawn to dogs and children. The film embodies and revolves completely around their world marked by affection and values. he added.
The film has so far won honors at the Los World Premiere Film Awards in California. “Puglya” has also participated in various international film competitions in London, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Philippines, Turkey, Iran, Argentina, Lebanon, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Spain , the Philippines, Israel, the United States and Canada.
Due to the lockdown, the film is still awaiting its release in India.
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