You are here

Raam Reddy’s The Fable bewitches the audience at Berlin Int Film Fest

The Fable at Berlin International Film Festival

With Thithi (Raam Reddy’s directorial debut) having bagged top awards at the Locarno Intl Film Fest and the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada at the 63rd National Film Awards. His second feature as a writer-director – The Fable had its World Premiere at the prestigious 74th Berlin International Film Festival to a packed house of audience.

The premiere and Red Carpet was attended by the lead cast Manoj Bajpayee, Deepak Dobriyal, Priyanka Bose along with the crew, followed by a screening on 17th Feb which took place in the historic and iconic cinema ‘Zoo Palast’, the largest venue at Berlinale with 800 seats. The morning show saw a great turn out of the audience. The festival is held from 15-24th February 2024.

The Fable is selected under Encounters is the second Indian film in 30 years in a key competitive section of Berlinale. Conceived as a counterpoint and a complement to Competition, Encounters is a competitive section devoted to new cinematic visions, aiming to foster aesthetically and structurally daring works from independent, innovative filmmakers.

Berlinale Trailer of the film:

Shot on film (16 MM) in Uttarakhand and set in 1989, the film follows the journey of Dev (Manoj Bajpayee) who discovers mysteriously burnt trees in his sprawling estate of fruit orchards nestled in the Indian Himalayas. In spite of all efforts, more fires break out, leading him to see himself and his family for who they truly are.

The Indo-US co-production boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Manoj Bajpayee, Deepak Dobriyal, Priyanka Bose, debutant Hiral Sidhu, child actor Awan Pookot and a special appearance by Tillotama Shome.

Excited about the audience response at Berlinale, Raam Reddy says, “The premiere of The Fable at Berlinale yesterday was incredible! The premiere sold out in less than an hour and our second screening today with almost 1000 seats is also sold out. But most importantly, it felt like a celebration, and after all our hard work, the excitement and intrigue felt by the audience was beautiful for me to finally experience first hand.”

It was amazing to have Manoj (Bajpayee) ji and my lovely cast (Priyanka Bose, Deepak Dobriyal) and crew with me during this dream-come-true moment! We feel like a family, and the bonds we all share as a team made the premiere all the more special.

The Q&A post screening started with a lady, who attends festivals regularly, saying it’s the best film she’s ever seen in Berlinale. And a top French Producer who produced Annette (Opening film of Cannes Film Festival, 2021) called the film “Gigantic. Truly brilliant”. Hearing these things brought tears to my eyes.”

A PRSPCTVS PRODUCTION in collaboration with MAXMEDIA is produced by Pratap Reddy and Sunmin Park (producer of Nicole Kidman starrer ‘The Others’). The film written and directed by Raam Reddy is shot by Sunil Ramkrishna Borkar, Juhi Agarwal has done the Production Design, Hindi dialogues are by Varun Grover, Tess Joseph and Gurpal Singh have done the casting, and Nithin Lukose has done the sound design and VFX is by Varun Ramanna.

Related posts