Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Zlín 2017

Half Ticket tells the story of two young brothers struggling to make a living in the Mumbai slum and still find beauty and joy in life without losing their dignity. The story seen through the eyes of the children unfolds as a fable with visual poignancy in beautifully shot scenes which are laden with metaphorical imagery and contemporary issues, an intriguing soundtrack and touching characters. It shows love prospering in the midst of poverty and how a creative and hopeful approach to life can make all the difference.