After the success at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival and worldwide right distribution deal with a famous Hollywood company, Rahat Kazmi’s Mantostaan is officially selected to be screened at the prestigious Festival of Globe, Silicon Valley (FOGsv) 2016, San Francisco. The festival will run from 5 to 14 August 2016.
FOG Movie Fest San Francisco is a premier show that features the best of world cinema with a gateway to Silicon Valley that fosters creative and technical talent. It is a 10-day jubilant celebration in Silicon Valley with movies, cultural events, awards night, mela and a grand parade. The star-studded event is attended by popular Bollywood, Hollywood, Latino World, Europe, China and Far East celebrities including top filmmakers, independent movie makers and investors from around the world.
“I am thrilled with the official selection of Mantostaan at the esteemed FOG Movie Fest 2016. It is a triumph and honour for the entire team. And I hope my film will be able to recreate the success of Cannes and reach out to a wider global audience at this festival too,” says Rahat Kazmi.
Mantostaan is a dark satire based on a total of four stories by legendary writer Saadat Hasan Manto weaved together as one over the backdrop of the Indo-Pak partition. It is a Rahat Kazmi films, Tariq Khan Productions, Aaditya Pratap Singh Entertainment in Association with Javid Banday, Mediamark International Corp. Canada, Co-Produced by Zeba Sajid and Creative Producer Bhanu Pratap Singh.
Starring Sonal Sehgal, Raghubir Yadav, Virendra Saxena, Shoib Nikash Shah, Raina Bassnet, Tariq Khan, Sakshi Bhatt, Zahid Qureshi and director Rahat Kazmi, Mantostaan was lauded by world audiences with a standing ovation at both screenings at Cannes.
Backed with an impressive media response at the Cannes Film Festival and invitation from renowned San Francisco Film Festival, Mantostaan is reaching out to the worldwide audience on its global journey.