Alfonso Cuaron to executive produce Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple
| New Delhi
Published: August 1, 2020 6:24:42 pm
Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker Alphonso Quaron is known for directing films such as Roma, Gravity, Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban, which together with others are set to produce the Indian film The Discipline.
Shishya is written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, best known for his acclaimed 2014 Marathi Adalat Drama Court. The film’s official synopsis reads, “Sharad Nerulkar has dedicated his life to becoming an Indian classical music singer, who follows the traditions and discipline of the old masters, his guru and his father. But as the years pass, Sharad begins to wonder if it is possible to achieve the excellence he is striving for. A journey for devotion, passion and complete discovery in contemporary Mumbai. “
Talking about Alphonso Quaron joining his film team, Chaitanya Tamhane said in a statement, “It is a very real and credible honor for me that one of the most recognized and acclaimed filmmakers in the world It is a great thing to be a disciple of one. In some ways, this recognition of Alphons Curon is more meaningful to me than any award or award. Alphonse has been an invaluable friend and guide to the film from a very early stage, and his upcoming board as executive producer is yet another expression of his faith in The Discipline. I also admit to feeling some pressure and a greater responsibility, now Alfonso is putting his name for us and our cooperation! I am also just excited and awakened to one of the leading practitioners of art to become interested in my work, and very generous to the disciple. “
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Quaron said, “I met Chaitanya through a mentorship program, where I had the opportunity to see his stunning debut film, Court. I was immediately impressed by his understanding of cinema and his fearless confidence to tell stories. He was part of much of Roma’s process, and I jumped at the chance to be part of the process for his second film, The Discipline. I believe that Chaitanya is one of the most important new voices of contemporary cinema. “
Shishya has been selected in the competition section of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival.
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