Director Rohena Gera has become the first woman filmmaker to bag Gan Foundation Award at 71st International Cannes Film Festival for her film Sir.
Also, she is also the only woman to get a significant prize at critics week this year. The film was selected amongst 7 films out of 1100 to be viewed by the committee.
Speaking about it, director Rohena Gera says, “I am delighted that the distributors who believed in the film even before it was selected at Cannes will receive an award and support towards the film’s release. What’s matters to me and what I hope is that the film reaches as wide an audience possible. A prize like this is a show of faith that that is possible!”
Gan Foundation awards rewards ambitious and original feature films, both fiction and animation. Corporate Foundation of Gan Assurance, the Gan Foundation is one of the most important private sponsors for French cinema.