Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra's Photograph heads to Berlinale 2019, will release in India on 8 March

Press Trust of India

Jan 18, 2019 09:41:11 IST

Berlin/Mumbai: Critically acclaimed director Ritesh Batra's next film Photograph, which is set to have its European premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, will hit screens on 8 March.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotras Photograph heads to Berlinale 2019, will release in India on 8 March

A still from Ritesh Batra's Photograph. Facebook

According to the festival's official website, the film will be presented under the 'Berlinale Special films' category at the Berlinale 2019.

The festival revealed the line-up on Thursday.

Batra, known for narrating heartfelt stories with universal appeal, such as The Lunchbox and Sense of an Ending, also shared the news on Twitter.

Featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra, the film is jointly produced by India, Germany and USA-based companies.

The film will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before it goes to the Berlinale.

Apart from Photograph, Zoya Akhtar's hip hop drama Gully Boy is also part of the 'Berlinale Special films'. The Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer will have its world premiere at the movie gala.

Other films in the category are: features Chiwetel Ejiofor-directed The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Brecht, Celle que vous croyez (Who You Think I Am)El Norte (The North), Peter Lindbergh - Women Stories and documentaries ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, Es hatte schlimmer kommen konnen (It Could Have Been Worse - Mario Adorf), Lampenfieber (Kids in the Spotlight), Watergate - Or: How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President and Weil du nur einmal lebst - Die Toten Hosen auf Tour (You Only Live Once - Die Toten Hosen on Tour).

National Award winning filmmaker Rima Das' Bulbul Can Sing will also have its European premiere at the Berlinale.

The Assamese feature will be presented under the 'Generation 2019: Hell-Bent Women - On Both Sides Of The Camera' segment.

The prestigious film extravaganza will be held from 7 February to 17 February.

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2019 14:41:15 IST