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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.

The film is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron , who mentored Tamhane after he made his feature debut with “Court.” Set in contemporary Mumbai, “ The Disciple ” follows an Indian classical music vocalist who, after years of diligent training and tradition, begins to wonder whether it’s really

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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Chaitanya Tamhane's The Disciple , which became the first Indian movie to land a Venice Film Festival competition slot since 2001's Golden Lion Winner Monsoon Wedding, has added Alfonso Cuarón as an executive producer. The plot of The Disciple centers on Sharad Nerulkar, who has devoted his life.

The film is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron , who mentored Tamhane after he made his feature debut with “Court.” “ The Disciple ” debuts in official competition at Venice, marking the first Indian film to do so since Mira Nair’s “Monsoon Wedding” in 2001, which went on to win the Golden

"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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Chaitanya Tamhane and Alfonso Cuaron . A few years ago, Chaitany Tamhane, director of the globally acclaimed Marathi film 'Court', was in the news for an Vivek Gomber, who had produced 'Court' and also acted in it, is producing ' The Disciple '. The Disciple is the only Indian film in the last 19 years to

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