"SOLD", Emma Thompson's film about Child Sex Slavery in India to Debut at Indian Film Festival LA

March 5, 2014

Emma Thompson-Produced Film to Open IFFLA

'Sold' stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Seema Biswas

by Shalini Dore

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will open with “Sold,” produced by Emma Thompson and directed by Jeffrey Brown, on April 8 at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

“Sold,” starring Gillian Anderson, Seema Biswas and David Arquette, centers around child trafficking and is based on by Patricia McCormick’s novel, which is based on real-life accounts.

“Because of ‘Sold’s’ marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast, it is a story that we can all watch – so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything,” Thompson said.

The opening night gala reception will be at Nirvana-Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills. The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles, which showcases groundbreaking Indian cinema, runs April 8-13.

Sources: http://variety.com/2014/film/festivals/emma-thompson-produced-film-to-open-iffla-1201126347/; http://youtu.be/NLy6B6wcaI4