Sandhya Suri is nominated for a BAFTA; conquering the world with her short film The Field.
Author: Tribe Desk |
January 9th 2019
Sandhya Suri’s short film The Field has been winning her accolades since it embarked on its journey on the world stage. The film won the IWC Short Cuts Award ($10000) for Best International Short Film at Toronto International Film Festival 2018. And it has since been nominated at the London Film Festival, BIFA Awards and Sundance Film Festival 2019.
And now it has managed to get a nomination for Best British Short Film at the 2019 EE BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards. The five films nominated in the category are -
73 COWS, Alex Lockwood BACHELOR, 38 Angela Clarke THE BLUE DOOR, Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, Paul Taylor THE FIELD, Sandhya Suri, Balthazar de Ganay WALE, Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers
The synopsis of the 19 minute films reads as - A poor agricultural labourer leads a double life in the village's last remaining cornfield. But the harvest is approaching.But what the film does is covering a rare territory – the emotions of an Indian female farm worker who is having an affair. Watch the trailer here.
Sandhya Suri is a British-Indian writer/director based in London. A graduate studied documentary filmmaking at The National Film and Television School, UK. Her feature documentary I for India premiered in the World Competition section of the Sundance Film Festival. Suri currently teaches on the M.A. in Cinematic Non-Fiction at University College London (UCL), London. It features Mia Maelzer in the protagonist's role, who graduated from National School of Drama, New Delhi.
The ceremony for the BAFTA Awards will take place on 10 February 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall.