Newton Cinema’s Paradise wins Prix du Jury Lycéen at Vesoul International Film Festival

Kochi, Feb 14 (UNI) Newton Cinema’s Paradise directed by Prasanna Vithanage has been honored with the Prix du Jury Lycéen in its European Premier at the 30th Vesoul International Film Festival.

Paradise has already won the Kim Jiseok Award for Best Film at its World Premiere at the Busan International Film Festival. The film has also secured four nominations for the 17th Asian Film Awards (AFA) including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing. It is the first Malayalam film to ever receive these awards and nominations.

Presented by Mani Rathnam and Madras Talkies, Paradise features outstanding performances by Roshan Mathew, Darshana Rajendran, Shyam Fernando, and Mahendra Perera.

The film’s visual storytelling is mastered by Rajeev Ravi’s cinematography, K’s music, and Tapas Nayak’s sound design .

Anto Chittilappilly, CEO of Newton Cinema, stated “The Prix du Jury Lycéen award from FICA Vesoul is very important to Newton Cinema. I am so happy that the European audience loved the film. These awards and nominations signify the increasing global recognition of Paradise, paving the way for its theatrical release.”

Newton Cinema and its distribution partner Century Films are releasing two films worldwide. Paradise will hit the silver screen on April 19, 2024, and Family on February 23, 2024.

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