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Son of Adam wins 4 major awards at International Guadalajara Film Awards

Bhubaneswar:24/6/24: “Son of Adam”, the latest film from Odisha-based production house, Swastik Arthouse, and written/directed by National Awardee Amartya Bhattacharyya has recently won 4 Awards at the International Guadalajara Film Awards (IGFA).  It is a new festival to recognize new and brave creators of Independent cinema and showcase the best of films. The festival is held in the city of Guadalajara (Mexico) – one of the most cinematographic places in the world. In the May 2024 edition of IGFA, Son of Adam won in 4 major categories: BEST FEATURE, BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, and Special Mention for BEST INDIE FEATURE FILM
The film has been shot in some exotic locations of Odisha including places in Keonjhar, Puri, and Sundargarh. Some portions of the film have also been shot in Kolkata, Darjeeling, and the Andamans, exploring never-before-seen places. The film is the cinematic adaptation of National Award winner Rupam Islam‘s path-breaking album ‘Aami which was released in 2020. As per the rock icon, all the songs of Aami are deeply philosophical and autobiographical. This film is a unique attempt to bring these songs to life and explore cinema as a medium. It has been produced by Swastik Choudhury in association with FilmStop EntertainmentSwastik Choudhury also plays the protagonist in the film, and Priyanka Ghosh Roy plays the female lead. 
The film had its world premiere last December at the 77th International Film Festival of Salerno in Italy and later won the “Best Musical Film” award at the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Madrid in Spain. It was also officially selected for the San Antonio Independent Film Festival in Ecuador.

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