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Aparna Sen bags Best Director for ‘The Rapist’ at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022

New Delhi: Applause Entertainment’s maiden feature film ‘The Rapist’ received one that was nothing short of a thunderous response. The film will be screened at the prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 on Aug 20 this month.

Marking a great start, The Rapist came home with a huge win at the prestigious festival.  Aparna Sen bagged the award for ‘Best Director’. Adding another feather to the cap, the win was even more special as it coincided with India’s 75th year of Independence.

After being celebrated across festivals including the Busan International Film Festival, London Indian Film Festival, Kolkata International Film festival, International Film festival of Kerala, ‘The Rapist’ was screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in August. The Rapist had previously won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Award at Busan. ‘The Rapist’ is a thought-provoking examination of the anatomy of rape. The psyche of its perpetrators and the trauma experienced in its aftermath. The drama also marks the reunion of mother-daughter duo of Aparna Sen-Konkona Sen Sharma.

About Applause Entertainment

Applause Entertainment is a leading Content & IP Creation Studio with a focus on premium drama series, movies, documentaries and animation content. A venture of the Aditya Birla Group, led by media veteran Sameer Nair. The studio has produced and released popular series across genres and languages. Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, Mithya, Criminal Justice, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, to name a few.

Applause’s first feature, The Rapist, directed by Aparna Sen, recently won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Award at the Busan International Film Festival, 2021.

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