Toronto Award-Winner ‘Margarita, With a Straw’ Heads to 17th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in ESTONIA
After winning the prestigious NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) award for Best Asian Film at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, director Shonali Bose’sMargarita, With a Straw will be the only Indian film to compete for Grand Prix Award in the International Competition at 17th edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in ESTONIA. Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Ishan Talkies, Jakhotia Group, and ADAPT, Margarita, With a Straw will be screened on 24th November 2014.
The Kalki Koechlin starrer ‘Margarita, With a Straw’ is a slice of life film wherein Laila embarks on the journey to seek love and acceptance. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, Laila sets out to find the unpredictable yet exhilarating path of her own desires.
The film’s impressive ensemble cast includes Sayani Gupta who plays the feisty and beautiful feminist with whom Laila embarks on a special relationship, and British actor William Moseley(Chronicles of Narnia), who shines as Laila’s handsome friend Jared. The stirring musical scoreis by the prolific Mikey McCleary with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi and Anne Misawa (Treeless Mountain ) delivers beautiful, vibrant cinematography.