Odisha origin Filmmaker Bijaya Jena unveils her film trailer at Cannes 2023


National award-winning filmmaker from Odisha Bijaya Jena unveiled the trailer of her new short film ‘Winter Interlude’ shot in Tallinn at the Indian Pavilion of the Cannes Film Festival on May 21.

This English-language short film has a subtle anti-war message and how devastating events can rip families apart. The last few years coupled with the global epidemic has had a deep impact on human lives.

‘Winter Interlude’ hopes to act as a ray of hope and light on how human beings still strive for connection. After the pandemic takes the life of a Bengali woman’s estranged husband, she is forced to travel to his workplace in Estonia where she ends up bonding with his employer whose family is in Ukraine.

Besides Bijaya, the cast and crew includes popular Estonian actor Ott Aardam and American composer Gene Pritsker of ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ fame. With production being completed in April 2023, it has been sent to several international film festivals such as Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Valladolid and Busan.

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