TrueLoveStory

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    TrueLoveStory

    Directed by

    India

    2014

    19 min

    • No dialogue

    Animation, Romance, Short

    TRUELOVESTORY is a journey through the seductive, treacherous streets of Bombay. In a city soaked in Bollywood dreams, it moves from the fantastical to the viscerally real. TRUELOVESTORY is a painted ode to romance.
    Where does Salim, a 17 year old orphan who left his village at the age of eight to make a living in the streets of Bombay, learn to woo a woman? Who teaches him and many other youths growing up on the streets, how ‘boy meets girl’?

    Awards

    • Golden Conch Best Animation Film Award - Mumbai IFF
    • Best Animation Film - Kerala Documentary and Short IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Sangita Khatu
    Vishruta Churi
    Rekha Thorat
    Screenplay
    Gitanjali Rao
    Cinematography
    Gitanjali Rao
    Editing
    Kurro González
    Music
    EarthSync

    Director's Statement

    Bollywood is a religion in India.
    Yet what is it that makes millions of people believe in it so strongly, follow it with such a passion, and celebrate it with such fervour? When life in reality for most Indians, is a day to day struggle for survival, steeped in deprivation, homelessness, lack of education and basic human rights, people go to the cinemas to forget reality. And Bollywood offers that fantasy for a few hours that becomes a religion. Yet, when the same fantasy can be mistakenly believed for reality, the balance is lost. This film is an attempt at demystifying what Bollywood means to the youth in love on the streets of Bombay.

    Production
    GITANJALI RAO PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    LES FILMS DE KA
    Gitanjali Rao

    Gitanjali Rao

    India

    Gitanjali Rao graduated with honours as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai, in 1994. She is a self taught animator, filmmaker, illustrator, teacher and theatre artist. Gitanjali’s short animation film PRINTED RAINBOW, won three Awards for the best short film at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2006. It was also shortlisted for the Academy Awards in 2008, on top of winning 25 International Awards and travelling to over a hundred Intl. festivals. Gitanjali was a member of the jury in the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2011. Her feature project GIRGIT was selected at Cinemas du Monde in 2011. Her new animated short film TRUELOVESTORY also premiered at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2014, after winning the Golden Conch for best-animated short at the (Mumbai) MIFF 2014.

    Selected Filmography