Rastres de sàndal (Traces of Sandalwood), the first feature film produced by Pontas Films, takes off!
Already described as a “feel-good movie about one’s identity across Mumbai and Barcelona”, it has been directed by Maria Ripoll, starring Nandita Das and Aina Clotet, after a screenplay by Anna Soler-Pont, adapting one of the plots of the novel with the same title by Asha Miró and Anna Soler-Pont.
The world premiere will take place at the Montreal World Film Festival, within the section out of competition Focus On World Cinema on August 22nd . There will be a total of three screenings, all of them scheduled at the Cinema Odeon Quartier Latin in Montreal (350, rue Éméry):
Friday, August 22nd at 16.50 h
Saturday, August 23rd at 19.20 h
Sunday, August 24th at 14.20 h
Later on, there will be two private screenings during the Toronto International Film Festival:
Thursday, September 4th at 15.00 h at the Cinema 6 at TIFF Bell Lightbox
Saturday, September 6th at 10.00 h at the Cinema 19 at Cineplex Odeon VIP Cinemas Yonge & Dundas
We hope many international distributors will attend these screenings! Distribution rights are handled byImagina International Sales.
We´re also glad to announce that Rastres de sàndal (Traces of Sandalwood) will be opening theIndian Film Festival The Hague (Netherlands) on Wednesday, October 22nd, a very interesting festival focusing on Indian films or films about India.
The Catalan and Spanish theatrical release is scheduled for Friday, November 28th , distributed by Golemall around Spain.
What´s the film about?
Despite her fame and fortune, Mina (Nandita Das), a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can´t forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother´s death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that Sita is alive and well in Barcelona. However, Sita's adoptive parents have erased all traces of her past. She is now called Paula (Aina Clotet), works as a researcher in Biology and has no recollection of her Indian background, let alone of Mina. Faced with the shocking truths of her past, Paula begins a long journey of self-discovery, aided along the way by her budding romance with the handsome Indian immigrant Prakash (Naby Dakhli). A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back.
For more information: Anna Soler-Pont – firstname.lastname@example.org - +34 647 616 373