ANGELS, October 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The film by Prasanna Vithanage Heaven made history by winning the Kim Jiseok Prize for Best film has Busan International Film Festival 2023. The film is produced by Newton Cinema and presented by Mani Ratnam and Madras Talkies.
Heaven had his world premiere has Busanfeaturing an all-star cast and crew, including Roshan Mathew, Darshana Rajendran, Shyam FernandoAnd Mahendra Perera. The film boasts Rajeev Ravi as the cinematographer, Sreekar Prasad as the editor, Tapas Nayak as the sound designer and K, the music director. Heaven will have its Indian premiere at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in October 27th has November 5, 2023in the Icon section which features films from iconic South Asian directors.
The Kim Jiseok Prize, established in 2017, commemorates the late Kim Jiseok, who dedicated his life to discovering and supporting the growth of Asian cinema.
Heaven chronicles the vacation of a tourist couple, exploring their struggles with societal, personal and internal challenges. Through their experiences, they reveal an objective truth about human nature.
“After 28 years today, it is ironic to receive this award named in honor of the late Kim Jiseok. Kim was a dear friend to all Asian filmmakers. Kim, I am honored to welcome you to my home. I would like to thank you, my dear. producer Anto Chittilappilly and Newton Cinema, our presenter Mr. Mani RatnamMadras Talkies, cast and crew Heaven. This prize is yours,” said Prasanna Vithanage.
Mani Ratnamof Madras Talkies, said: “When there is trouble in paradise, both social and economic, when there is a re-evaluation of male-female relationships, when an old epic is reflected in the troubled times of ‘Today we have Paradise, a film with a vision.’
“Our world premiere at Busan won it the Kim Jiseok Award for Best Film. Everyone at Newton Cinema is on “Cloud Nine,” and we believe this win will propel the film to audiences around the world. We are confident that audiences around the world will enjoy the film as much as our sold-out audiences did Busan“, remarked Anto ChittilappillyCEO of Newton Cinema.
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