Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair will be conferred with the prestigious German Film Award for Peace - The Bridge 2013 for her movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'.
She will be felicitated on July 4, 2013 with the award for an outstanding film and the direction. The ceremony of the international film award for peace will take place at the Cuvillies Theatre, Munich. The Prime Minister of Bavaria, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund and the Umbrella Organization of the German Film Industry will also be a part of the gala.
In the invitation letter, Elisabeth Wicki Endriss, the founder of the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund, wrote, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is an exquisite example for a high-class extraordinary film, for her attitude as a defender of enlightenment and inviolability of human dignity.
The realism she portrays in her films to the details attains great effects - emotions, extremely breath taking tensions, and veracity. Thank you very much for this creative powerful and moving picture which we urgent need in a world of violence, prejudice and abuse of power beyond all morality in all our societies."
'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is a touching and engaging story of a young man chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Post September 2011 tragedy in America, he finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
The film stars Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Shabana Azmi and Om Puri. PVR Pictures is set to release The Reluctant Fundamentalist in India on 17th May, 2013.