Films 2019

Bombay Rose

by Gitanjali Rao / United Kingdom, India, France, Qatar 2019 / 93' / Special event - Opening film


Original Title / Bombay Rose

Director / Gitanjali Rao

Screenplay / Gitanjali Rao

Cinematography / Gitanjali Rao

Editing / Gitanjali Rao

Music / Swanand Kirkire, Cyli Khare

Sound / PM Satheesh, Manoj M Goswami

Production Design / Rupali Gatti

Animation / Paperboat Design Studios

Production / Rohit Khattar, Anand Mahindra – Cinestaan Film Company

Executive Production / Deborah Sathe, Tessa Inkelaar

Co-production / Charlotte, Uzu, Serge Lalou – Les Films d’Ici

World SalesC International Sales

Press Attaché / Premiere Comms – Jonathan RutterElizabeth Taylor

Format / Color

Runtime / 93 min.


Amidst the struggle of survival in a big city, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between an unavailable girl and boy. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars.

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali RaoGitanjali Rao (1971), a self-taught animator and filmmaker, emerged into the international stage with her animated short Printed Rainbow which premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week in 2006 and went on to win 25 awards. Her body of work includes animated commercials, pre-production for animated features, logo-motions as well as graphic novels and illustrated stories. She is also an award-winning actress on stage and in films. Bombay Rose, a labour of love painted frame by frame and made over six years, is her debut feature.