Apr 5, 2016
International feature film ONCE AGAIN - 1st day of shooting
Yes, we started rolling today. Today marks the first day of shoot of our German-Austrian-Indian co-production ONCE AGAIN and cast and crew are busy on the film's first set in Aram Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai - This is very special for us as ONCE AGAIN is the first feature film produced by our newly founded production house Ascending Film!
ONCE AGAIN is the story of widow Tara who falls in love with an aging film star. The film stars Indian actors Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi in the lead roles - Shefali Shah is widely known for her performances in Zoya Akthar's DIL DHADAKNE DO and Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING while Neeraj Kabi starred in Anand Gandhi's award-winning feature SHIP OF THESEUS.
The film is directed by Kanwal Sethi, a German filmmaker of Indian origin who earlier directed theatrically released German feature film FERNES LAND / JUNCTION POINT (2011), a film which had its world premiere at Max Ophüls Film Festival in 2011 and was also selected for MAMI film festival 2012 in Mumbai.
ONCE AGAIN is a German-Austrian-Indian co-production between Neufilm, Ascending Film and Jar Pictures and is co-produced with German broadcaster ZDF, is made in association with pan-European broadcaster ARTE and has received funding from German film fund MDM and other European institutions.
German production house Neufilm has earlier produced films Kanwal Sethi's debut feature film JUNCTION POINT (2011) and Jar Pictures has produced Meghna Gulzar's crime drama TALVAR (2015) starring Irrfan Khan and Neeraj Kabi as well as KILLA (2014) which won Crystal Bear for Generation Kplus - Best Film at Berlin Int. Film Festival 2015.
ONCE AGAIN's World Sales are handled by Paris-based sales company UDI/Urban Distribution International.