Bhubaneswar: Bijaya Jena, a national award-winning filmmaker unveiled the trailer of her new short film ‘Winter Interlude’ shot in Tallinn. The launch was at the Indian Pavilion on May 21 at the Cannes Film Festival.
This English-language short film has a subtle anti-war message on how devastating events can rip families apart. The last few years coupled with the global epidemic have had a deep impact on human lives. ‘Winter Interlude’ hopes to act as a ray of hope and light on how human beings still strive for connection. After the pandemic takes the life of a Bengali woman’s estranged husband, she is forced to travel to his workplace in Estonia where she ends up bonding with his employer whose family is in Ukraine.”
The cast and crew include popular Estonian actor Ott Aardam, Indian filmmaker and actress Bijaya Jena, and American composer Gene Pritsker of ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘The Matrix Resurrections fame. With the production being completed in April 2023, it has been sent to several international film festivals such as Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Valladolid, and Busan.