New Delhi: The Fable, a film by renowned actor Manoj Bajpayee and directed by Raam Reddy, will have its global premiere in the competitive “Encounters” category of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival.
The film has been a highlight of the festival, with an evening premiere on the opening day. It also stars child actor Awan Pookot, debutant Hiral Sidhu, Priyanka Bose, and Tillotama Shome.
On February 15, the festival will kick off, and on February 25, the curtains will be brought down.
Manoj Bajpayee shared, “Joining the cast of ‘The Fable’ has been a remarkable experience. Working with a creative mind like Raam Reddy and participating in an A-festival backed by an international production house for the first time has been incredibly inspiring. Our film’s presence at Berlinale signifies the global reach and artistic caliber of Indian storytelling.”
‘The Fable’, Raam Reddy’s second feature following his multi-award-winning film “Thithi”, is a US-Indian co-production.
Expressing his views, Ram Reddy said, “The Fable’ is not just a film but an unadulterated piece of my soul. I feel fortunate for many things: Being able to collaborate with Manoj ji’s brilliance along with such a wonderful cast, premiering in a competitive section at Berlinale, having global backing for the film. But most importantly, for the opportunity to tell this story exactly as I envisioned.”
The film is backed by veteran producer Sunmim Park, the producer of the global Hollywood hit ‘The Others’ starring Nicole Kidman, and many other noteworthy international breakouts.
Raam Reddy’s first feature film, Thithi, was both a critical and commercial success, winning over 20 International Awards.
The last Indian film in Encounters Competition was The Shepherdess and The Seven Songs in 2020. There has been no Indian film in Main Competition since Shelter of the Wings directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta in 1994.