Bittersweet, directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Produced by Quest Films, will have its world premiere at prestigious Busan International Film Festival.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh dropped the deeds on the forthcoming drama. He tweeted, “UPDATE... #Marathi film #Bittersweet to have its world premiere at 25th #Busan International Film Festival 2020 in #SouthKorea... #BIFF2020 will be held from 21 to 30 Oct 2020... Directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan... Produced by Suchhanda Chatterjee and Shubha Shetty”
The film stars Akshaya Gurav, Suresh Vishwakarma, Anil Nagarkar, Guru Thakur, Asit Redij, and Vinayak Divekarsmita Tambe in the main roles. The movie is produced by Suchhanda and Subha Shetty.
Bittersweet is an incisive look at human rights and the fight for survival in an extraordinary environment that is a dead end for women sugarcane cutters. It resonates in a universal context with its theme of human exploitation at the cost of scruples and an ecosystem upheaval in the future.
Bittersweet follows the first-person account of Saguna, a sugarcane cutter who is inducted into the fields and discovers the frightening practice of hysterectomy that is prevalent amongst the women cutters. Saguna attempts to be the voice of reason but she comes up against an environment ruled by the sugar barons, political forces, doctors and contractors. Her decision whether to save her present or the future is the dilemma that Bittersweet attempts to resolve.