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Entertainment Alfonso Cuarón to executive produce The Disciple

15:16  01 august  2020
15:16  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón has come on board festival bound feature The Disciple as an executive producer. Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple will be the first Indian film in almost 20 years chosen to play in main competition at Vivek Gomber produced the movie under his Zoo Entertainment banner.

Now, 4-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón is set as Executive Producer on The Disciple , the movie written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane and produced by Vivek Gomber of Zoo Entertainment Pvt.

Alfonso Cuaron et al. posing for the camera: Alfonso Cuarón © Bang Showbiz Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón will executive produce 'The Disciple'.

The Oscar-winning director has joined the team behind Chaitanya Tamhane's eagerly anticipated movie, which is the first Indian film in almost 20 years chosen to screen at the main European Film Festivals; Berlin, Cannes and Venice.

Speaking about the Venice bound movie, Alfonso said: "I met Chaitanya through a mentorship program where I had the opportunity to watch his very superb debut film, 'Court'. I was immediately impressed by his sense of cinema and fearless confidence to tell stories.

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The filmmaker, an executive producer on the Indian festival-winner " The Disciple ," explains why he's keen on supporting new As a Mexican filmmaker who makes movies with Hollywood money, Alfonso Cuarón is no stranger to conversations about diversity.

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing.

"He was part of most of Roma's process and I jumped to the opportunity to be part of the process of his second film 'The Disciple'. I believe Chaitanya is one of the most important new voices of contemporary cinema."

The movie, which will also screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, tells the story of Sharad Nerulkar, who has devoted his life to becoming an Indian classical music vocalist but starts to have doubts about his strive for perfection.

The movie is set in modern-day Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos recently claimed Cuarón's 'Roma' paved the way for the success of Bong-Joon Ho's 'Parasite' at the 2020 Oscars.

He said: "I think 'Roma' had a lot to do with that for 'Parasite' this year.

"I think the idea that a foreign-language film had 10 Oscar nominations and won three, and the crossover awards categories for foreign-language film, I think really opened the door for 'Parasite' to be as successful as it was."

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is executive producing the Chaitanya Tamhane directorial, The Disciple , which features in the competition section of the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Writer-director Tamhane's Marathi film, The Disciple

' The Disciple ' has Alfonso Cuarón onboard as executive producer , whom Tamhane had met through a mentorship program by Rolex after finishing his debut film, Court. ' The Disciple ' has picked up many awards at Venice and Toronto and is set to screen at the


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