RUPA’S BOUTIQUE
(53 min) India
[watch trailer]

SUNDAY 10/29, 4:50 PM (Session 26)

Director: Glória Halász
Producers: Gábor Osváth, Praaful Chaudhary

Description:
According to the activists of Stop Acid Attacks helping the victims, in India there are three to five attacks each week. Many victims do not report the crimes to the police because they are afraid of being socially stigmatised. Rupa, living in the city of Agra in India, wanted to be a fashion designer since her childhood. The girl would like to open her own boutique so that she could become independent financially. In the boutique she would like to employ her fellow victims of acid attack. In the film we are getting to know her and her fellow victims’ life stories and dreams, meanwhile they are preparing for a monumental fashion show, where the Rupa designed clothes are showcased by the survivors. They all found a way back to society, became independent and visible.

Biography:
Glória Halász is a director of award-winning feature documantaries. She previously directed Iron Curtain, a documentary about the members of a prison theater and Dr. Lala about a clown doctor, which gained the award for best documentary at Opuzen Film Festival Croatia, CineFest International Film Festival and National Independent Film Festival. What a Circus! is her latest creative documentary about Reciquel Contemporary Circus Company, the movie was screened theatrically in several Hungarian cinemas. Topics where art meets social questions, are particularly exciting for her.

Gábor Osváth studied production at the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest, where he produced his first short films (including Cannes Cinéfondation selection Here I Am). He formed his companies Filmfabriq in 2012 and Boddah in 2014.

Praaful Chaudhary is a CG artist and 3D generalist, who works on the field of 3D animation, concept art, special effects and props.

Contact Information:
e: gosvath@gmail.com
w: www.rupasboutique.com


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