Aparna Sen’s latest directorial The Rapist had its World Premiere at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2021 in the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section and was one of seven films nominated.It has won the prized Kim Jiseok award . In a fiercely competitive year for the award, this victory comes as a major triumph for the makers of the film. The Rapist deals with the complex themes of crime, punishment and restorative justice through the prism of class dynamics. It chronicles the journey of three protagonists and how their lives get entwined because of one horrific incident. The