Four Indian films to be screened at Cannes 2023

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Published: May 23, 2023, 03:49 PM

Four Indian films to be screened at Cannes 2023

The Cannes International Film Festival is a huge affair. Like every year, Indian films will be showcased at the prestigious film festival this tme as well. Last year, India was the official Country of Honour. The 10-day festival began on May 16th and will go on till May 27.

On the opening day, celebrities like Esha Gupta, Guneet Monga (Oscar winner for Elephant Whisperers), Manushi Chhillar, Sara Ali Khan and many others walked the red carpet. Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting L Murugan led the Indian delegation this year.

There are four Indian films that are scheduled to be screened at Cannes 2023 and they are all contending in different categories.


Let’s take a look at all the Indian movies that will be screened at the festival


Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy starring Rahul Bhat, Sunny Leone and Abhilash Thapliyal has been selected for the Midnight Screenings’ Section of the Cannes Film Festival. The story of a former police officer who is believed to be dead but is still seeking atonement is at the centre of the movie.


Kanu Behl’s Agra will debut in the Director’s Fortnight Section at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival. Agra examines the sexual dynamics inside a family and the profound rifts that are emerging in contemporary India due to a shortage of physical space. The film will feature Rahul Roy of Aashiqui fame in the lead role. Other cast members include Priyanka Bose, Vibha Chibber, Sonal Jha, Aanchal Goswami, Ruhani Sharma, and Mohit Agarwal, among others.



Nehemich, a short film, will make its debut at the Short Film’s Section. Helmed by FTII alumni Yudhajit Basu, the film will be screened at the festival in the upcoming days. Nehemich delves into how society isolates menstruating women. The story is set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Ishanou, a 1990 movie by Aribam Syam Sharma, will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival in the Classic Section. It‍‍`s interesting to note that Cannes 2023 will be hosting this film for the second time. The movie had previously been shown in 1991 in the Un Certain Regard section.

Good luck to all the films appearing at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival!

Source: India Today

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