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10 Apr, 2015

Pakistani short-film ‘Baat Cheet’ goes to Cannes – DAWN.COM

2015 seems like a good year for Pakistani films because not only are we seeing multiple releases but our short-films are also hitting the right chords. Director Rayika Choudri’s short-film Baat Cheet is on its way to be screened at the 68th Cannes Film Festival held annually in the French city of Cannes.

The ten-minute film is written, produced and directed by Rayika Choudri and has Sarwat Gilani and Joshindar Chaggar in leading roles with Fahad Mirza, Wusatullah Khan and Hammad Hasan Askari as supporting actors. The film has previously won three gold awards at a Documentary & Short International Movie Awards 2015 in Indonesia held earlier this year.

Speaking to Dawn.com, lead female actor Sarwat Gilani shared that she was extremely pleased with the news: “It’s always a pleasure to be recognised as a talented nation especially when the platform is the entire world. I am delighted that our film made it to Cannes…and most happy that it won three gold awards.”

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