Jio MAMI with Star is proud to announce a Masterclass with acclaimed director, writer and cinematographer, Cary Fukunaga on October 25, 2016. Cary Fukunaga is one of the most significant filmmakers of this generation. The masterclass will give insights into his craft, challenges and choices as a filmmaker. On his first visit to India, the festival organizers will also throw an extravagant, mid-festival soirée in honour of the director at AER – Bar & Lounge, in association with Chandon on October 24, 2016.

At just 39 years old, Fukunaga is a Hollywood rarity; a visionary director who is able to marry cinematic brilliance with highbrow concepts and he has quickly become one of the greatest filmmakers of his time.

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Cary Fukunaga

He made his feature film writing and directorial debut with critical acclaimed movie Sin Nombre. Sin Nombre won awards for best dramatic direction and cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Cary then moved on to his second full-length film Jane Eyre, adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel.

He then directed, wrote and filmed Beasts of No Nation for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director and Best Cinematography, and the film also received a nomination for Best Feature. The movie was an official selection at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals.

In 2014, Fukunaga helmed all eight episodes of the Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson noir thriller for HBO, True Detective. This mastery got Cary a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for a Drama series.

Jio MAMI with Star, Creative Director, Smriti Kiran said, “It is surreal that Cary Fukunaga is attending the festival. I deeply admire his work. The MasterClass with him would be an invaluable experience for the fans he has in India. Voices like his are rare. He attacks the emotional core of his audience and you can almost taste the diverse worlds he dives into with each of his films. He is singularly brilliant.”

Festival delegates will also get a chance to interact with Cary through a Q&A post the masterclass.