‘A Miracle of Love’, directed by Indian director Jiju Antony, has been selected at Busan Asian Project Market. The film offers a nuanced and deeply personal look at autism as the script draws heavily from Antony’s personal experience of raising his son who is also on the spectrum. It chronicles a family’s life before, during and after a weekend, the inner turmoil they face, and how that affects their relationships. It also explores how people whose perception of life is radically different, can come together to bring about a positive change.
The Busan Asian Project Market is the largest investment and co-production market in Asia. Jiju Antony’s directorial debut, The Forsaken (2017) was a multilingual art cinema that was a crowd-funded project co-produced by Niv Art Movies. It was widely appreciated and featured at various film festivals across India as well as overseas. It also won the Kerala State Film Award for sync sound recording and Jiju won the Best Debut Director award at the All Lights Film Festival.
A Miracle of Love is also produced by Shaji Mathew and Aruna Mathew at Niv Art Movies, a name well known in the parallel cinema circuit. Their credits also include art films like “Nani” and “Sexy Durga”.
Talking about the film, Jiju told Variety, “There are thousands of defining moments in our journey with him. A milestone incident from that journey became the crux of this project. It was such a fulfilling experience in real life, I was feeling blissful while writing towards that defining incident in the script.”