Haoban Paban Kumar’s debut feature in Manipuri language, “Lady of the Lake”, will have its European premier at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
The movie, which has already made its world premiere at the 21st Busan International Film Festival in 2016, will be screened at the “International Forum of New Cinema” section of the 10-day long festival.
“Lady of the Lake” starring real life couples Ningthoujam Sanatomba and Sagolsam Thambasang, is a story about a depressed fisherman, Tomba who gets a gun accidentally.
Directed and produced by Haoban, the movie had its Indian Premiere at the 18th Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), where it won the Golden Gateway Award for the Best Indian Film.
“I have been making documentaries for the last 10-12 years. But when you do your first fiction feature film you are under lot of pressure.
“I am lucky that my film got its World Premiere in the Competition section of the prestigious 21st Busan International Film Festival 2016 and now it is having its European Premiere at the prestigious 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017,” Haoban said.