Magazine article Screen International

Ashim Ahluwalia

Magazine article Screen International

Ashim Ahluwalia

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Ashim Ahuwalia talks about making his first fiction feature Miss Lovely, which screened in Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

Ashim Ahluwalia's debut narrative feature Miss Lovely, which is screening in Un Certain Regard, promises to be potent cocktail of different cinematic styles. Ahluwalia is best known as a documentary filmmaker - his feature-length doc John & Jane premiered at Toronto - but he also works as a commercials filmmaker and stubbornly refuses to be pigeon-holed.

He filmed Miss Lovely, set against the backdrop of Mumbai's sleazy C-grade film industry, in 2009, but then desconstructed the film and rebuilt it in the editing room.

"I shot a fiction film, but then wanted it to look more like a documentary, so I chopped it up and reassembled it," explains Ahluwalia. …

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