To celebrate the upcoming release of the award-winning film Patang, a brand new featurette has premiered online called PATANG: The Kite Festival – A Battle of One Million Kites which gives an inside look at one of India’s most colorful and exciting festivals. After winning awards and acclaim at prestigious film festivals across the globe, including its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and North American Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the colorful and vibrant motion picture Patang will have its theatrical release on June 15 in New York City (Cinema Village), New Jersey (Big Cinemas in Edison and North Bergen), and Chicago (AMC River East 21).
It then releases on June 22 in Toronto and Vancouver, June 29 in the SF Bay Area, and additional US cities such as Los Angeles in July. Starring Seema Biswas (Water, Bandit Queen) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Peepli Live, Dev D), the powerful and moving film tells of a family which must confront its own fractured past during Uttarayan, India’s largest kite festival in Ahmedabad.
Watch the new Kite Festival featurette for Patang at:
Patang is a poetic journey to the old city of Ahmedabad, it weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India’s largest kite festival. Every year a million kites fill the skies above Ahmedabad – dueling, soaring, tumbling and flying high. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams.
Music and fireworks, food and laughter, a kaleidoscope of color and light, the magic of the kite flying high – a traditional recipe of healing and renewal. With naturalistic performances from actors and non-actors alike, bold, lyrical editing, vibrant cinematography and a kinetic score, Patang delights the senses and nourishes the spirit.
Stay tuned because we spoke to the director and stars of Patang so watch this space for more!