An Assamese film Antardrishti (Man with the Binoculars) by debutant filmmaker Rima Das will be screened at the prestigious 69th Cannes Film Festival. It will be screened at the film market known as the Marche du Film on May 18. Produced by Flying River Films, the film stars Bishnu Kharghoriya and Jumi Das. Sound design is by Amrit Pritam, who recently won the coveted Golden Reel Award.
Antardrishti is the story of a middle-aged man Chaudhury, a retired geography teacher from a small village in Assam. His life takes an unexpected turn when his son, who has come home for a visit, gifts him a pair of binoculars.