Kamal Musale

The Swiss-Indian KAMAL MUSALE is a talented and atypical author and director, a born filmmaker, permanently on a quest for new forms in his rich and varied film career, that included art movies for European broadcasters, documentaries and fiction features, commercials, stage and even radio feature plays.

Kamal previous feature, Bumbai Bird, a movie in Hindi, co-produced between India and Switzerland, has won the Best Indie Film at the European Cinematography Awards 2017, and the Best Screenplay at the Indian Cine Film Festival 2017.

His latest feature documentary, Millions Can Walk, co-directed with Christoph Schaub, about the Yan Satagraya March which saw 100’000 landless Indian farmers marching for their rights, has been distributed across cinemas in Europe, and won the Best Documentary Award at the Stuttgart Indian Film Festival 2014.

Kamal is now preparing his new movie Teresa & Kavita, a contemporary drama and a biopic of Mother Teresa, to be shot in English in India and UK in 2019.

Born in Switzerland, with a mixed background from India, Kamal has always been inspired by British humour. A graduate of the National Film School in England, he developed his own very personal brand of humour, with the constant care to be easily understood across cultures.

In making Curry Western, his first international feature shot in English, Kamal Musale has created a delightful, cheeky, personal film.

Bumbai Bird wins Best Indie Film at European Cinematography Awards 2017

Our production Bumbai Bird has won the Best Indie Film at the European Cinematography Awards 2017.

Bumbai Bird is also nominated for Best Foreign Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay… a total of 9 nominations at the upcoming Idyllwild Cinema Festival in USA.

It also won Best Screenplay at the Indian Cine Film Festival 2017.

“In the Bumbai Bird’s title, there is Bumbai for the unity of place and Bird like Charlie Parker: Kamal Musale has indeed composed his aerial film as a jazzman. From his improvisation was born, and that’s the height of his performance, a formidably mastered work, which seems to have been previously fully written and drawn, as if Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Amores Perros had been reincarnated in India.” Thierry Jobin, FIFF director.

Kavita & Teresa teaser has been shot

Our next movie, Kavita & Teresa, a co-production between Europe, Canada and India, is now on preparation, and we shot a teaser of the forthcoming project in Kolkata this January, to be presented to our actual and futur partners. Cast includes Karen David, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz and Deepti Naval.

Bumbai Bird at the FIFF

Bumbai Bird, directed by Kamal Musale, has been selected by the International Film Festival of Fribourg (FIFF), a festival that is focused on selected cultural films from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our movie will premiere on Thursday the 6th of April at 8 pm, with an unique event: the music of the film will be played live on piano by the talented and well-known  jazz musician Malcolm Braff, who composed the soundtrack with electronic musician Gilles Aubry. This will be the final improvisation touch to this special movie. There will be a second screening Saturday 8th of April, at 8 pm in the main cinema for the closing evening of the festival.

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“In the Bumbai Bird’s title, there is Bumbai for the unity of place and Bird like Charlie Parker: Kamal Musale has indeed composed his aerial film as a jazzman. From his improvisation was born, and that’s the height of his performance, a formidably mastered work, which seems to have been previously fully written and drawn, as if Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Amores Perros had been reincarnated in India.” Thierry Jobin, FIFF director.

Sanyasi The Hermit has been shot !

The Hermit aka Sanyasi, our new production, has been shot, last November and December 2015 !

Sanyasi dir.Kamal Musale, cinematography Piotr Jaxa SCS
Sanyasi director Kamal Musale, cinematography Piotr Jaxa SCS, sound Eric Ghersinu, François Musy

 

We are happy with the result, the production looks gorgeous and the performances are world class for this original comedy.
We are now in post-production, as editing has started. We will shoot the opening missing scenes in London next month, a 3 days shoot.
We expect a cut in time for the Cannes Film Festival.

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Christopher Shyer, Gia Sandhu, Sylvain Reymond

After attending Cannes Film Market, Curry Western announces a new Belgium coproduction partner

flags cannesAfter attending Cannes film market 2014, we are glad to announce that Curry Western is coming up with a new belgium partner « Free angels ». The two companies, together with Louise production (Switzerland), will coproduce « The Hermit », a black comedy about property and identity, sets in Hampi (India) and at the last stage of the financing process.
We hope that this Swiss, Indian and Belgium coproduction will create the best synergies and will bring good luck for the film development and production.

eurindiamedia at Cannes 2014: how to facilitate international coproductions?

At the beginning of the year, during the FICCI Frames event held in March in Mumbai, eurindiamedia launched a survey in order to better understand how to facilitate international coproductions between India and Europe.

cannes pavilion

In May, during Cannes Film Market, different European and Indian producers have been interviewed with the aim to understand what kind of support they really need. eurindiamedia will go ahead with the research till the end of the year, when results will be published.

MCW’s preview for the French part of Switzerland on April 15th in Geneva

Curry Western is glad to inform you that the preview of “Millions can walk” for the French part of Switzerland will take place on the 15th of April in Geneva. In that occasion, the director Kamal Musale will be glad to answer your questions and interact with the audience. The appointment is at Cinema Bio at 20:30.

MCW Bridge

Please, visit the website for more details:
https://www.cinema-bio.ch/

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