It's a big moment for Indians as Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and ended up getting the honour of a standing ovation!
To date, several films have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival but there were some titles that we were all eagerly waiting for like Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon, Wes Anderson's Asteroid City, Sam Levinson's The Idol, Johnny Depp's Jeanne Du Barry, and especially Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy starring Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat in lead roles. Each of these titles have made news since their screenings with most of them receiving a standing ovation, which is considered to be one of the highest honours of the film festival. Killers of the Moon got a 9-minute long standing ovation, the longest in Cannes 2023, and now Kennedy got greeted with a 7-minute long thunderous standing ovation.
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Apart from being an honour, it also works as a way to tell the world that this film is one to watch out for. Kennedy is a noir film based on an insomniac police officer who wants to be redeemed and hence dabbles into different circumstances. It was screened at the Grand Lumiere Theatre under the section of Midnight Screening. Previously, Kashyap's films that have been screened and met with great response include both parts of Gangs of Wasseypur (2102), Bombay Talkies (2013), Ugly(2014), and Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016).
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