Cannes 2024: A beacon of hope for Indian cinema

Movies

By Sujatha Narayanan

May 26, 2024

For once “India shining” at Cannes is not about who wore which fashion label. India shining at an international film festival for the first time is about Indian Cinema winning.

Movies

The credit for this “first win” goes to Payal Kapadia and her luminous cast and crew who won the prestigious Grand Prix at Cannes 2024 amongst others.

Movies

Anasuya Sengupta, won Best Actress for the Bulgarian film, The Shameless (2024), in the Un Certain Regard category.

Movies

First, this category was brought to light in the Indian media in 1999 with the selection of Shaji N Karun’s Malayalam film Vanaprastham which won all awards for 1999-2000 globally.

Movies

The cinematographer of Vanaprastham, Santosh Sivan, was honoured with The Pierre Angenieux Award at this year’s Cannes festival.

Movies

Chidananda S Naik for “Sunflowers Were The First To Know” (2023), won First Prize in the category—La Cinef.

Movies

Mansi Maheshwari, also won the Third Prize in the same category (La Cinef).

Movies

Kani Kusruti of “All We Imagine As Light” has emerged as a “breakout star” from being in the shadows for a good decade or so.

Movies