Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Girls Will Be Girls bags the Grand Jury Prize at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Directed by Shuchi Talati, the film also stars Preeti Panigrahi and Kani Kusruti in pivotal roles
Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha and a still from Girls Will Be Girls
Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha and a still from Girls Will Be Girls

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s debut production, Girls Will Be Girls has bagged the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2024. Directed by Shuchi Talati, the film also stars Preeti Panigrahi and Kani Kusruti in pivotal roles.

The festival took place from June 27 to June 30 in Los Angeles.

The film had its premiere earlier at the Sundance Film Festival, where it garnered the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic category and the Special Jury Award for Acting for lead actor Preeti Panigrahi.

Girls Will Be Girls is a coming-of-age drama that delves into the life of 16-year-old Mira, portrayed by Preeti, and her tense relationship with her mother in the hormonal throes of nascent adulthood. Set against the backdrop of a strict boarding school in the Himalayas, the film explores Mira's journey of teenage love through the lens of societal judgement of female desire.

It is produced by Richa and Ali's production house, Pushing Buttons Studios, along with Blink Digital, Crawling Angel Films, and Dolce Vita Films.

Related Stories

No stories found.
X
Cinema Express
www.cinemaexpress.com