Hakuhodo Inc. Tokyo has announced that a film produced by India-based Hakuhodo Group company MA&TH Entertainment Network has been accepted into Tokyo International Film Festival 2023 as an official competitive selection.
One of Asia’s largest and Japan’s leading international film festival, Tokyo International Film Festival features open-air screenings, voice-over screenings and appearances by actors, as well as seminars and symposiums related to the film market. The MA&TH Entertainment Network film will be competing in the “Asian Future” section, a platform specially curated for directors’ first to third feature films.
MA&TH Entertainment Network produced Sumo Didi, a film based on the true story of India’s trailblazing first female sumo wrestler, Hetal Dave, who shattered gender stereotypes in a male-dominated sport. Beyond Dave’s accomplishments in the ring, Sumo Didi sheds light on the challenges faced by women in society, taking viewers on a journey of self-discovery and resilience.
Amit Chandrra, CEO of MA&TH, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that our debut venture as producer of Sumo Didi is receiving its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. We are looking forward to the audience’s reaction and hope it inspires and empowers viewers globally.”