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Raaya, a film about a girl with autism, is India's short film entry at Cannes Film Festival

May 19, 2018

The Cannes Film Festival 2018 is happening in full swing. India has a lot of reasons to be proud of.

The Indian entry, Raaya, a short film about a seven-year-old girl with autism was screened at the Short Film Corner section of Cannes.

The film talks about her struggles with different therapies during childhood. Her life changes for good when she meets a hypnotherapist.

Raaya is directed by Nitin Shingal and produced by Rakesh Gupta. Hypnotherapist Richa Agarwal has written the script for the movie.

Gupta said that it is a great honour that Raaya was screened at the festival. He also said that it was a great motivation for an independent producer to represent India at Cannes.

Raaya is a positive movie and the filmmakers hope that parents of children with autism feel optimistic and hopeful after watching it.

The movie was screened at Cannes Film Festival on Friday. Raaya has also been shortlisted for international film festivals in Los Angeles and Romania.

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