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Ritesh Batra’s short wins FIPRESCI prize at 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

By NewsDesk • Published on May 2, 2012

Still from Cafe Regular, Cairo

Adding to its kitty of awards, Café Regular, Cairo (Egypt/India) directed by Ritesh Batra won the International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at the 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

The Jury said in a statement: The film relates to a contemporary political issue – a free choice about a life. It is a portrait of a woman who decides to take her personal life in her own hands. The dialogue is funny and clever; the director shows a great sense of emotional nuances. The form, on the other hand, is fresh and vivid; camera moves are elaborate and observant.

The film recently won a Special Jury mention at the 11thTribeca Film Festival. For Ritesh Batra’s interview, click here.

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