Indian film-makers and their films are going places. Literally. Anand Gandhi’s organ transplant drama Ship Of Thesus will be presented by the legendary actor Hugo Weaving, in Australia. It is the first time in the history of Indian Cinema that an Indian film is being presented to foreign audiences by an eminent international cinema personality.
Anand Gandhi and Hugo Weaving were part of the jury panel at the Sydney International Film Festival, where they became extremely good friends, sharing a common taste for art films. The film also played at the festival, where Hugo had a chance to watch it. “SHIP OF THESEUS is an absolutely rare and profound piece of cinema, full of wonder and enlightenment. Anand Gandhi has proved himself as a groundbreaking filmmaker,” says Hugo.
“Hugo is one of the finest actors in the world, and one of the most amazing people I have had the privilege to meet. It’s such an honour that he is now presenting the film in his country,” adds Gandhi, about the V for Vendetta star.
The movie Ship of Thesus will be released in Australia on November 7th.