A film by Sudhanshu Saria
When hot shot, Wall Street dealmaker Jai thinks of putting some pleasure into his 48 hour business trip to Mumbai, Sahil, his young, music producer friend, drops everything, including his reckless boyfriend Alex, to help him execute the perfect getaway.
Hiking the hills and canyons of Maharashtra, amidst half-attempted conversations and sudden silences, business calls and old jokes, the friends discover there is more than just time-zones keeping them apart. Things take another turn when Alex shows up with a new male companion at his side, throwing up old conflicts and bringing unanswered questions to the fore.
LOEV is about this weekend between friends where chances are missed, truths evaded and among all the stumbles, the love that unexpectedly prevails.
Sudhanshu Saria feature writing and directing debut, premiered in the First Feature competition at this year’s edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and has been selected at prestigious festivals all around the world including South By SouthWest, Guadalajara International, Frameline, Inside Out and BFI Flare Film Festivals.The film has received rave reviews and secured theatrical distribution in key territories around the world.
About the Director
Born in the tea estates of Darjeeling, India, award-winning filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Photography from Ithaca College in New York. His previous film work has premiered festivals such as Hollyshorts and Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, taken him to Berlinale Talent Campus and been featured on NPR and Good Morning America.
His most recent short, HIS NEW HANDS, had its world premiere in competition at the 2014 Hong Kong International Film Festival, and was awarded the prestigious Remi Gold Prize for Best Dramatic Short at the WorldFest-Houston International Festival and the Best Film prize at Flyway Film Festival. The film screened at more than twenty-five film festivals around the world including Sarasota, Omaha, Heartland Film Festivals and the Chennai International Film Festival. It was selected by the makers of the RED camera for its annual showcase of the best films shot on this device, and awarded the Best Cinematography prize at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai.
I AM HERE, his second feature-length screenplay, was selected for the International Film Finance Forum at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is currently in pre-production.
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