The short film explores struggles faced by a couple
Pakistani short film Bench, directed by Usman Mukhtar, has just been screened at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival and aren’t we proud of him.
The Embassy of Pakistani in France broke the news on Twitter.
Pakistani short film “Bench” by Usman Mukhtar is being screened today at the Cannes International Film Festival taking place in France from October 18-20, 2020. 👏🎬🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/7NWoyCfoU0— Embassy of Pakistan, Paris, France (@PakinFrance) October 20, 2020
Federal Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry was also quick to congratulate Mukhtar.
Congs Usman Mukhtar https://t.co/UAfgA662Pk— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 23, 2020
The film won in July at the South Shore Film Festival in New York and was nominated before that in the best short film category at the Independent Short Awards festival in Los Angeles, USA.
It explores the struggles faced by a coupled played by Chaudhry and Mukhtar. At the moment, the film is doing festival rounds. It will be screened in Pakistan soon.
It is directed by Mukhtar and written by Ali Mudar.