Hindi feature film Island City, which features critically acclaimed actors like Vinay Pathak and Tannishtha Chatterjee, will release in India on September 2.
The Ruchika Oberoi directorial had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival 2015 in the Venice Days section, where it won the FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean) Award for Best Debut Director.
“Island City has had an incredible festival journey so far but there is no greater joy than having one’s film released at home. This is now becoming a reality due to the efforts of National Film Development Corporation which has nurtured this film every step of the way, from script stage through production and now to release,” Oberoi said in a statement.
“With the support of Drishyam Films, who are on board as distribution partners, we hope to have a substantial theatrical presence and reach out to audiences across several cities,” she added.
The film also features Amruta Subhash and Chandan Roy Sanyal.
Island City had been selected at 26 international film festivals and won top awards at five festivals.
The film connects three stories — two black comedies and a tragic-comic tale of love showing an ever-changing city in a time of uneasy transition.