Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Boards Ship of Theseus

Magazine article Screen International

Fortissimo Boards Ship of Theseus

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Fortissimo Films has picked up worldwide rights to Anand Gandhi's The Ship Of Theseus, which is taking part in the Work-in-Progress Lab at Film Bazaar (Nov 24-27) in Goa.

The film is the highly-anticipated feature debut of Gandhi - an acclaimed playwright and short filmmaker. His previous films include Right Here Right Now, which won best short at the Syracuse International Film Festival and screened in competition at Tribeca and Rome.

The deal with Fortissimo, for worldwide rights outside South Asia, was concluded at Film Bazaar. Fortissimo acquisition executive Chris Paton met Gandhi and his team at last year's Film Bazaar and has been working with the filmmakers since then. Fortissimo will also act as co-producer on the film.

Written and directed by Anand Gandhi, The Ship Of Theseus explores the moral dilemmas faced by three disparate individuals - an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker - who unknowingly have a connection. …

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