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Anup Singh, Director and Screenwriter, Qissa.

Festival Section: Bright Future.

Filmmaker Anup Singh talks to FRED about new feature film QISSA, made twelve years after his stunning debut Name of a River. QISSA was also the opening film of the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam.

A deeply moving drama about a Sikh family that only gives birth to daughters, set in Punjab early after the Partition of India. The male heir of the family has to be fabricated. With amazing performances by Irrfan Khan and young Bengali talent Tillotama Shome. Official Opening Film IFFR 2014.

Reporter: Matt Micucci.

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