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Award winning Telugu film Vanaja starts US run on August 31

regional-movies Updated: Jul 12, 2007 15:04 IST

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After winning 15 awards at over 60 international film festivals, Vanaja, the acclaimed Telugu film about the coming-of-age of a teenage girl in rural South India, will be released in the US on August 31.

Opening its US run in New York City at Cinema Village, the film that has won more film festival awards than any other Indian film in 2007, moves to Los Angeles on September 14 and will debut in Boston, Detroit, and Austin on September 21.

Vanaja will continue to expand across the country with openings in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and other cities.

Winner of the Best Feature Debut award at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, Vanaja has won over audiences and critics alike during its highly successful festival tour that took it to countries such as Australia, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Norway, South Africa and Thailand.

Directed by Rajnesh Domalpalli, the film set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.