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Cannes Film Festival to screen Indian directors

Why is it in the news?

  • Indian directors Payal Kapadia and Sandhya Suri will showcase their films at the Cannes Film Festival 2024.

More about the news

  • Kapadia’s “All We Imagine As Light” will screen In Competition, while Suri’s “Santosh” will be part of Un Certain Regard.
  • Kapadia’s film is her fiction debut, depicting the story of two nurses from Kerala working in a Mumbai nursing home.
  • Suri’s “Santosh” is a character-driven neo-noir set in Northern India, featuring Shahana Goswami in the lead.
  • Both films have received support from international producers such as Good Chaos in the UK and Haut et Court in France.
  • The directors represent the growing recognition of Indian cinema on the global stage, supported by organizations like the British Film Institute, BBC Film, and ZDF/ARTE.
  • Last year, Anurag Kashyap’s “Kennedy” and Kanu Behl’s “Agra” were selected for different sections of the festival.

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