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Fiction, 2013

Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny…
Project Details
Script & Director: Anup Singh
D.o.P.: Sebastian Edschmid
Sound: Simone Galavazi
Art Director: Tim Pannen
Composer: Béatrice Thiriet
Music Director: Manish Tipu

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome

World Sales: The Match Factory
Distributor: Camino Filmverleih

Produced by Johannes Rexin & Bettina Brokemper and coproduced by NFDC (National Film Development Corporation Ltd., India), Augustus Film (Netherlands) and Ciné Sud Promotion (France).

Supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, MBB, DFFF, Eurimages, NFF Netherland Film Fond, Fonds Sud Cinéma, CNC and in coproduction with ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, in collaboration with ARTE.

Anup Singh’s graduation film at the Film and TV-Institute of India,  LASYA -THE GENTLE DANCE, was awarded the main prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival, his debut THE NAME OF A RIVER received the Aravindan Award. Further to that, Anup is active as advisor for BBC and as a critic and lecturer.
Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival, 2013Filmfest München 2014
International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto 2014 Canada
trinidad + tobago film festival 2014
Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival
Indian Film Festival Los Angeles 2015
Cologne Conference 2015

Toronto International Film Festival 2013 - NETPAC Award
Mumbai International Film Festival 2013 - Silver Gateway Award
Curaçao International Film Festival - Audience Award
Abu Dhabi Filmfestival 2013 - Best Actress: Tillotama Shome
Abu Dhabi Filmfestival 2013 - New Horizons Competition / Black Pearl Award (Nominated)
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014 (opening film) - Dioraphte Award
São Paulo International Film Festival 2013 - Best Feature Film (Nominated)
Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2014 - INHALCO Jury Award
Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2014 - Special Mention of the International Jury
Vesoul Asian Film Festival 2014 - Golden Wheel (Nominated)
International Film Fest of Queensland, Australia, 2014 - Best Actor: Iffran Khan
International Film Fest of Queensland, Australia, 2014 - Best Director