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The Field

Le Champ de Maïs


A film by Sandhya Suri

BAFTA nominee film 2019

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Countryside / Love / Women

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The Field

  • Sandhya Suri


    Sandhya Suri is a Franco-British-Indian writer/director basedin London. A graduate in pure mathematics, she received a scholarship to study documentary at The National Film and Television School. Her feature documentary I FOR INDIA premiered in the World Competition section of the Sundance Film Festival, screened at over 20 international festivals and garnered several awards before being released theatrically to critical acclaim in the UK and the U.S. In 2016 she was selected for both the Sundance Screenwriters' and Directors' Labwith her first fiction feature SANTOSH. Sandhya has recently completed her fiction short THE FIELD, a Film London Canal+ co-production produced by Balthazar de Ganay and Thomas Bidegain, and her latest feature documentary AROUND INDIA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA has just been released theatrically by the BFI.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Telluride Film Festival | Official Selection
  • 2018: Toronto International Film Festival | Short CutsBest International Short Film
  • 2018: Hamptons International Film Festival | Official Selection
  • 2018: Bristol Encounters | Official Selection
  • 2018: BFI London Film Festival | Short Film Award Nominee
  • 2018: Leeds International Film Festival Special Mention Louis Le Prince Prize
  • 2018: PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights | Official Selection
  • 2018: Whistler Film Festival Nominated Best Female-Directed Short
  • 2019: Sundance Film Festival | Official Selection Short Film Program
  • 2019: PRAGUE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Official Selection
  • 2019: BAFTA | British Short Film 2019
  • 2019: Seattle Film Festival
  • 2019: Hollyshorts
  • 2019: Melbourne International film festival | International CompetitionCinema Nova Award for Best Fiction Short Film
  • 2019: Odense International Film Festival


A poor agricultural labourer leads a double life in the village's last remaining cornfield. But the harvest is approaching.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 19'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: India / France / United Kingdom
  • Original Language(s): Hindi
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Mia Maelzer, Ravi Choudhuri, Vittha Nagnath Kale
  • Screenplay: Sandhya Suri
  • Cinematographer: Benoît Soler
  • Editor: Nicolas Chaudeurge
  • Sound: Maxence Dussère
  • Producer: Balthazar de Ganay, Thomas Bidegain

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Film London, Lionfish Films, L'Homme du Train