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Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ Nominated For Busan’s Kim Jiseok Award

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The Rapist Film: Aparna Sen’s The Rapist is one of the seven nominees for the prestigious Kim Jiseok award which will be given at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). It is scheduled to take place between October 6 and 15. As per reports, The Rapist will be premiering in the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section. The film features actors like Konkana Sen Sharma, Arjun Rampal and Tanmay Dhanania.

The film is a bloodcurdling drama that chronicles the journey of three protagonists and how their lives get entwined because of one horrific incident. It also throws light on how a crime affects the survivors and perpetrators and what role society plays in producing rapists. According to Sen, there exist a number of social inequalities that give birth to rapists.

Speaking about the same, Aparna had once said in an interview that women refrained from revealing the names of their rapists because they would be held responsible for it. They feared that this action of theirs could break up their family. However, the situation is different now. Sexual abuse is taken very seriously in workplaces and there are strong laws ensuring the perpetrators get punished for their crime. This is allowing more women to come forward and denounce their rapist.

More about Kim Jiseok Award

The Kim Jiseok Award, established in the memory of the late program director Kim Jiseok, is celebrating its fourth year at the 26th Busan International Film Festival. The films that reflect the contemporary standing of Asian cinema are awarded. The jury will choose two award recipients and will give them a cash prize of 10,000 USD each. The announcement of the winners will be made at the closing ceremony of the 26th Busan International Film Festival on October 15.


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