Pierre Assouline

Director of Onlyfilms (Paris) andt Westeast Films (Mumbai).
In his role as distributor he has promoted the films of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Jean-Luc Godard, André Techiné, Lino Brocka, Shaji Karun...
As a producer, he has written and produced, amongst others, Vanaprastham - The Last Dance directed by Shaji Karun (composer Zakir Hussain) which was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Film award at the National Indian Awards in 2000 (Indian oscar for the best film).
Established in India since 2005, he notably served as executive producer in the Indian part of the film The Experiment with Adrian Brody.
As a specialist in Indian independent film and Indian spirituality he has translated texts such as Bhagavad-Gita and Bhagavat-Purana.