Rajshri Deshpande’s Privacy is all set to be screened at the Bucheon International Film Festival in South Korea. The Film festival will be held from June 29 to July 9. Privacy marks the debut of Sudeep Kanwal as a director.
The film follows Roopali, a distressed Mumbai surveillance centre operator, who ignores protocol and begins to investigate incidents happening on her watch. Privacy explores video surveillance in urban cities and socio-economic disparities in Mumbai.
“I have always been fascinated with the concept of surveillance. From the Peeping Tom concept of Rear Window to the eavesdropping world of ‘The Conversation,’ or the modern micro surveillance depicted in Snowden it just shows how interested we are in the lives of other people. But, the important question is how much access to someone’s private life is okay. Should an institution have unlimited access to personal information? Wouldn’t that lead to an Orwellian dystopia?” Kanwal said.
Privacy also stars Nishank Verma and Sandesh Kulkarni. It is produced by Fundamental Pictures in association with House of Talent Studio.