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1 hr 55min | 2019 | Kannada with English Subtitles
An intense high school drama set in Bangalore in the 1990s, Gantumoote is the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl and her subtle journey from the life that she thinks is just like in the movies to the actual life that unravels in front of her. In this coming of age story, she struggles with understanding herself, the changing world, educational pressures, bullying, competition over marks – all of it wrapped up in a transcending journey of first love.
The screening will be followed by an interaction with the director of the film, Roopa Rao.
A global citizen rooted to her small town upbringing, Roopa truly believes storytelling is the only way to transmit what truly matters to humanity.
A Masters graduate in Commerce and Finance, Roopa is an ex IT professional, who quit her job as a project manager in Infosys to pursue her undying passion for films. She is an alumnus of the Asian Academy of Film & Television. She has co-directed Kannada and Tamil feature film – ‘Only Vishnuvardhana’ & ‘Kuraiondrumillai’, line produced three German productions; written, directed, produced numerous brand films and short films.
She is popularly known for her partially crowd funded India’s first same sex web series “The ‘Other’ Love Story”, which has not only won her international awards for ‘Best Director’ (at ‘NY Web fest’) and ‘Best Story’ (at ‘Toronto Web fest’) with 7 other nominations, but also has won millions of hearts across the globe with 60 million views on ‘Youtube’. ‘The Week’ Magazine has honored her as ‘woman of the year’ in 2016 for their year end special edition amongst other celebrated achievers.