White is a silent film directed by Aneek Chaudhuri and produced by La Artiste Productions. The film is all set to be screened at Festival de Cannes in the Marche du film category on 11th May 2018 at 18:00 hours, local time.
White will go down in history as the second Silent film from India to get featured at Festival de Cannes, after ‘Labour Of Love’. Aneek responds to the Cannes opening with excitement. He says, “One couldn’t expect an opening any better than this. Cannes is the central hub of Cinema where every single auteur is given his/her due. We are intending on expanding the reach of the film through an organic network and building our future prospects, hereafter. “
White is a film that incorporates no exchange through words and that makes it significantly harder to execute. Aneek states, “It was not a test, but rather to a greater extent a need to include all-inclusiveness. It was in a way extreme when articulations had to be intricate so our intended interest groups would have the capacity to relate to the characters.”
White conjoins three tales based on a similar theme. However, each woman has her own life and a way of leading it. The first tale is that of a factory girl who gets raped inside the work premises and her story of survival. The second tale is of a single mother and her inability to face her own child after the heinous crime. This is a story of the child’s upbringing in an orphanage and her return to her childhood home after two decades. The third and the last tale is of a raped married woman (in a village) and how her husband reacts to it (positively) and attests his name on the victim child.
‘White’ is silent due to two major reasons:
The consequences of rape have not been spoken about and that itself is a silent struggle for the victims. Secondly, the film intends to break all the language barriers in World Cinema as this is a universal topic.