Odisha-Born Filmmaker Susant Misra’s ‘Josef – Born in Grace’ Wins Silver Remi Award

Bhubaneswar: ‘Josef – Born in Grace’, fourth feature film of Odisha-born filmmaker Susant Misra, won Silver Remi award in the Christian Feature Film category at the 53rd WorldFest in Houston.
‘Josef – Born in Grace’ is a part of the 344 eligible feature films list for the 2019 Academy Awards recently announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The movie has an impressive star cast, which includes Victor Banerjee as a Christian priest. It is set in the foothills of the Himalayas between 1960 and 1980 in India.
After a diploma in screenplay writing and direction from FTII, Pune, Misra directed his first feature film ‘Indradhanur Chaai’ in 1993. It won him the Grand Prix at the Sochi International Film Festival in Russia and was the official selection in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1995. His second film, ‘Biswaprakash’ won the National Awards for Best Odia Film in 2000. ‘Dharin’, his third film was made both in Hindi and Odia.
He also made three documentaries – ‘Dhenkanal – A Multifaceted Paradise’, ‘Samarpanam’, which was on the eminent Bharatnatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai, and ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ on Odia Literature for the Children’s Film Society, India.
It had also won nominations at the Dhaka International Film Festival, Aurangabad International Film Festival, 3rd Asian Film Festival, New Delhi Film Festival- NDFF International, Jaipur International Film Festival.

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