“Mother Teresa & Me” film explores saint’s self doubts

The starcast of the upcoming film  “Mother Teresa & Me” visited the city. It is an English movie starring Banita Sandhu, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz, and Deepti Naval in prominent roles. It is written and directed by Kamal Musale.

In a compelling parallel story, the movie features Mother Teresa as the “woman behind the saint” and Kavita, a young, contemporary Indian woman. Hence, the film inspires an international audience of all ages and classes to speak up for peace and justice within their personal sphere of influence.
Teresa and Kavita: Two women’s lives – passionate and uncompromising – interwoven in two parallel stories across generations. Both women realise their vocation despite great personal doubts.
These interwoven stories show us Mother Teresa, the woman behind the myth, in a completely new dimension. Her loss of faith inspires the fierce Kavita, a young Englishwoman with Indian roots, to discover real love and empathy in contemporary Calcutta..


Playing Mother Teresa, Jacqueline Fitschi-Cornaz, an actress with over 30 years of experience, started the idea of this movie. She co produced it with Kamal Musale, Richard Fritschi and Thierry Cagianut. It is particular in the sense that this film was financed only with donations, and all profit will go to poor children, providing healthcare and education.
Known to play powerful and heart-touching characters in most of her films, Deepti Naval is an American Indian actress who debuted in 1980 with Ek Baar Phir, for which she won her first Best Actor award, and has since appeared in over 90 films, the most recent of which was the acclaimed Oscar-nominated Lion. Deepti’s major contribution has been in the field of art cinema, where she has received critical acclaim for her sensitive and real-life characters that highlight the changing role of women in India.
Kamal Musale, a Swiss-Indian filmmaker, has made films since 12. After graduating in film direction and scriptwriting from the National Film and Television School in England, the filmmaker went on to create over 30 films, including features, documentaries, and art movies, which have been shown at prestigious festivals such as Cannes (The Three Soldiers) and Locarno (Aline, Raclette Curry), and have won numerous awards. He lives in India, Switzerland and the U.K. 
Helmed & written by Kamal Musale. Produced under the banner of Curry Western Movies (Pvt Ltd), Les Films du Lotus (Sàrl) & Kavita Teresa Film (Ltd). Starring Banita Sandhu, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz & Deepti Naval are there in prominent roles.
Apart from that, Vikram Kochhar, Bryan Lawrence, Heer Kaur, Kevin Mains, Lina Baishya, Shobu Kapoor, Mahi Ali Khan, Faith Knight and Jack Gordon are there in pivotal roles.The film’s heads are all female: Keiko Nakahara the DOP, Rekha Musale the Production Designer, and Nupoor Kajbaje Battin the Line Producer. The music score was composed by Peter Scherer, Annick Roddy, Walter Mair & Laurence Crevoisier. Cinepolis and PEN Marudhar are going to release the film across India.”Mother Teresa & Me” will hit the screens on 5th May 2023.

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