By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Dec 21, 2021 – 11:15 hrs IST
Girls Will Be Girls is a female-led drama written and directed by debutant Shuchi Talati. The film explores a complicated mother-daughter relationship, and their rise and fall as they age. Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have jointly produced Girls Will Be Girls. The ‘Ad aux Cinemas du Monde Grant’ aims to support foreign filmmakers who want to tell unique stories and is managed by CNC and Institut Française. Apart from Push Button Studios, ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ will be co-produced by Sanjay Gulati and Pooja Chauhan of ‘Crawling Angel Films’ and Claire Chasagne of ‘Dolce Vita Films’.
Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Girls Will Be Girls
Speaking about the honour, the director, Suchi Talati said, “When I got the news from our French producer Claire Chasagne, I just stared at my phone screen. Received the ad Six Cinemas du Monde for Girls Will Be Girls Doing it was a goal of mine for years since I started writing scripts. But I always told myself- it’s very competitive here and we probably won’t be able to achieve it. So actually achieving it was like a bit of madness. I burst into tears. Bahee and called his team to celebrate. It is a great recognition so many incredible films have won this in the past. And of course the grant money is a huge incentive for us so that we can make the film the way we want without any creative compromise. can make!”
Adding his thoughts, Ali Fazal, Co-Producer and Co-Founder, Pushing Button Studios said, “Richa and I are thrilled that as new producers, we are making the right choice for our first production. We are grateful for our French co-producers, Claire and Suchi of Dolce Vita Films, for their efforts in securing us this coveted grant. This makes our first production Indo-French.”
Claire Chassagne, owner of Dolce Vita Films in France, said: “I am very pleased that the film has been awarded Ade aux Cinemas du Monde, a very competitive fund. For me this has been a film for over 3 years. There is also a reward for my participation in the development of. Economically, this grant will allow the film to have greater access to the international market, especially in France and Europe.
Fund production is 25% of the budget. The upper limit of the fund is up to EUR 2,50,000. The script was also selected at this year’s Jerusalem Script Lab and Berlinale Script Station. It was also featured at the recently concluded Bazaar, Gotham Week, which took place this September in New York.