Added on : 2019-05-18 19:59:34
An Indian filmmaker, Achyutanand Dwivedi, made amends for his nation's disappointing no-show in the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. His three-minute film, "Seed Mother", won the third prize in the international section of Nespresso Talents 2019 in Cannes on Friday night.
This year's theme was 'We Are What We Eat', aimed at exploring the world, experiencing diversity, and sharing experiences and knowledge through food. "Seed Mother" celebrates the exceptional spirit of Rahibai Soma Popere, a woman who champions the use of local seeds and traditional methods of farming in villages of Maharashtra.
Even as a cameraman, Dwivedi, who shoots commercials, favours employing vintage lenses. "I shot 'Seed Mother' with a mirror lens, which helped the quality of the images," he says.
The Nespresso 2019 first prize in the international section was won by New Zealand's Josh Morrice for "Subak", about rice cultivation in Bali, while the second prize went to Mexican filmmaker Marco Aurelio Celis' "Ruffo".