“Humanitarian cinema of Satyajit Ray, Vittorio De Sica, Yasujirō Ozu from the 1950’s continues to inspire me to make the films I do. Humanity, compassion and passion, I feel, are our saviours in this divisive world.” ~ Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose work is celebrated on an international scale. Her emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played every major film festival, and been sold and distributed around the globe. Her films include the Elemental Trilogy: Earth, Fire, Water,the final film of which received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film, Bollywood/Hollywood,Heaven on Earth and the epic adaptation of Midnight’s Children- Salman Rushdie’s three-time Booker Prize winning novel. Her work challenges traditions and stereotypes and is always daring, fearless and provocative. It’s this spirit that saturated her last feature film, Anatomy of Violence. Deepa recently shot the pilot and second episode for the Netflix Original series, Leila, and is the Creative Executive Producer for the show. She also directed The Manager, the pilot episode of Little America for Apple TV. Her latest feature film Funny Boy is based on the award winning novel by Shyam Selvadurai, with Director of Photography Doug Koch, Editor Teresa Font and Music Composer Howard Shore.
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