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Indian Filmmaker Payal Kapadia’s ‘All We Imagine As Light’ Wins Grand Prix At Cannes


International critics have given the movie a thumbs up and praised Payal Kapadia.

Filmmaker Payal Kapadia on Saturday scripted historical past as her spellbinding drama “All We Imagine as Light” received the Grand Prix award on the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.

The movie bagged the award, which is the second-most prestigious prize of the pageant after the Palme d’Or, through the closing ceremony of the 77th version.

Ms Kapadia’s function directorial debut, which screened on Thursday evening and has acquired glowing evaluations within the worldwide press, already registered its identify within the historical past books after it grew to become the primary Indian movie in 30 years and the primary ever by an Indian feminine director to be showcased in the principle competitors.

The screening of the movie acquired an eight-minute standing ovation from the viewers members. “All We Imagine as Light”, a Malayalam-Hindi function, is about Prabha, a nurse, who receives an sudden present from her long-estranged husband that throws her life into disarray. Her youthful roommate, Anu, tries in useless to discover a non-public spot within the huge metropolis to be alone together with her boyfriend.

One day the 2 nurses go on a street journey to a seaside city the place the magical forest turns into an area for his or her goals to manifest, in keeping with the plotline.

International critics have given the movie a thumbs up and praised Ms Kapadia’s storytelling prowess.

An alumna of the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Ms Kapadia is finest recognized for her acclaimed documentary “A Night of Knowing Nothing”, which premiered on the 2021 Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight side-bar the place it received the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award.

Her brief movie “Afternoon Clouds” in Cinefondation, a class devoted to supporting the following technology of proficient filmmakers. “All We Imagine As Light” is an Indo-French co-production between Petit Chaos from France and Chalk and Cheese Films from India.

The foremost competitors jury was chaired by filmmaker Greta Gerwig and likewise included Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona, Turkish actor-screenwriter Ebru Ceylan, Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino, American actor Lily Gladstone, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lebanese actor-director Nadine Labaki and French stars Eva Green and French actor Omar Sy.

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