Has any Indian Won at Cannes

Yeah! An Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia has made history at this edition of Cannes Film Festival 2024. On 25 May 2024 Payal Kapadia who charted history by becoming the first Indian filmmaker to win the Grand Prix award, second highest honor at Cannes for “All We Imagine as light”. 

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It is the first movie in three decades to compete in Cannes main competition. American director Sewn Baker’s Anora scooped the top prize of Palme d’Or at the 77th film extravaganza. 

All We Imagine as light was already under focus for being the first film from India to make it to the European Gala’s main competition in 30 years; last one being Shaji N Karun’s 1994 Malayalam film Swaham

Kusruti said, I’m so happy because Kapadia truly deserved it. Really! It feels surreal, to receive the Grand Prix was historic for her. That moment was really extremely happy which I had no idea. On the stage, I felt it was Payal’s win but at the same time somehow I was also reminded of all the women who never got the opportunity to showcase their talent, who we haven’t recognised in life. All everything told PTI in an interview. 

And she said, ‘I felt like this was for all the women in India who have not been able to be on that stage. 

This Malayalam film follows Kusruti Prabha, a Mumbai nurse whose life is thrown in disarray. 

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on X that the country was proud of Kapadia’s historic feet.   Her remarkable talent continues to shine on the Global stage giving a glimpse of the rich creativity in India. This prestigious accolade not only honors her exceptional skills but also inspires a new generation of Indian filmmakers. 

Despite the main opposition political party Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was also congratulating the director along with Anasuya Sengupta the first Indian actor to win the best actress for her role in the ‘shameless’ in the festival’s UN’ Certain Regard section. 

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Really! at the cannes Film festival  Indian stars shining bright. However, these women have scripted history and inspired the entire Indian film fraternity.  Rahul Gandhi wrote on the social platform. 

According to Kusruti, “Kapadia’s script was poetic, gentle, subtle yet very moving”. She also credited cinematographer Ranbir Das and film editor Clement Pinteaux for their work. 

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