Ek Hazarachi Note
Cast: Usha Naik, Sandeep Pathak, Shrikant Yadav, Ganesh Yadav, Pooja Nayak
India. 2014.90 min. Drama
Venue : Spanish Film Institute
24 may Sunday. 19.50
During a political rally in a small village in Maharastra, India, Budhi a poor old woman recieves a largess of several 1000 rupees note from a politician. She goes shopping to the nearby market with her neighbor but fate has other plans for them.
Shrihari Sathe is a New York and Mumbai based independent filmmaker and producer. Sathe produced Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s Pervertigo which world premiered at the 2012 Warsaw and Mumbai film festivals and was a part of the 2011 IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs. Sathe’s sophomore production It Felt Like Love world premiered at 2013 Sundance Film Festival and 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam to great reviews. It is available in over 30 countries. Sathe is a 2013 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and has received fellowships from the HFPA, PGA, IFP, Film Independent, Sundance Institute to name a few.
Sathe attended the 2011 Film Independent Producer’s Lab with Ed Blythe’s Man With Van. He is a Trans Atlantic Partners fellow (2013) and Cannes Producer’s Network fellow (2015). He is a co-producer on Partho Sen-gupta’s Arunoday (Sunrise) which world premiered at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival and Afia Nathanie’s Dukhtar which world premiered at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Sathe’s feature directorial debut – Ek Hazarachi Note (1000 Rupee Note) won the Special Jury Award and Centenary Award for Best Film at the 2014 International Film Festival of India and has received several other nominations and awards.
Sathe received his BA in Film and Video Studies (High Honors) and Global Media & Culture from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has a MFA-Film degree from Columbia University.