Nandita Das’s Zwigato get a place in the Oscar Library

Nandita Das’s Zwigato stars Indian comic Kapil Sharma

by Imtiaz Popat

“I was most surprised and delighted to receive an email from the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars!) about wanting the script of Zwigato for their Permanent Core Collection,” says Indian filmmaker Nandita Das. “ It is a happy reminder that the film is relevant and glad we made it,” she says.

“I believe only when stories are authentic and rooted in their own contexts, they transcend cultures and borders and become part of world cinema,” says Das. “I am glad that it will be available in the library for students, filmmakers and writers,” she says.

“The overwhelming response that we have got for Zwigato from both audiences and critics has opened unexpected doors such as this,” says Das. She say “Thank you Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for this honour!”

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