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by María Ripoll


Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can´t forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother´s death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that Sita is alive and well in Barcelona. However, Sita’s adoptive parents have erased all traces of her past. She is now called Paula, works as a researcher in Biology and has no recollection of her Indian background, let alone of Mina. Faced with the shocking truths of her past, Paula begins a long journey of self-discovery, aided along the way by her budding romance with the handsome Indian immigrant Prakash. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back. Based on the novel Traces of Sandalwood by Asha Miró and Anna Soler-Pont; script by Anna Soler-Pont.

international title: Traces of Sandalwood
original title: Rastros de sándalo
country: Spain
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: María Ripoll
film run: 95'
release date: ES 28/11/2014
screenplay: Anna Soler-Pont
cast: Nandita Das, Aina Clotet, Naby Dakhli
cinematography by: Raquel Fernández Nuñez
film editing: Irene Blecua
art director: Anna Pujol Tauler, Aman Mohan Vidhate
costumes designer: Anna Güell, Shahnaz Vahanavaty
music: Zeltia Montes, Simon Smith
production: Pontas Films
distributor: Golem Distribución
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