Cannes day 6 and 7 was a highlight for India once again as Shaunak Sen’s documentary premiered and also David Cronenberg’s film premiered as well!
The 75th Cannes film festival was quite busy with various screenings of films from fiction to non-fiction on days 6 and 7. But Cannes day 6 and 7 brought highlights to India once more since the highly critically acclaimed documentary set in the backdrop of the Citizenship Amendment Act, Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes premiered and was bought at the Marché du Film. The days also saw the director, David Cronenberg returning after 8 years with his film Crimes of the Future starring Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart.
But while the film festival was busy with screenings there was another political statement made by some female activists who walked the red steps of the red carpet to take a stand against femicide. Also, the director of R.M.N, Cristian Mungiu had a goofy fun moment with Tilda Swinton while the team of The Wost Ones was all emotional amidst applause after their screening of the film.
Here’s all that happened on and beyond the red carpet!
Shaunak Sen’s documentary film All That Breathes premiered
Shaunak Sen’s critically acclaimed documentary All That Breathes had its premiere at the Marché du Film and was bought by the giant HBO for screening worldwide. The film is set in the backdrop of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and Northeast Delhi riots where two brothers rescue and treat injured birds in their makeshift clinic.
David Cronenberg’s Crime of the Future premiered
With this film, the director of Crash, Special Jury Prize in 1996, David Cronenberg returns to the screen, the Sci-Fi and the Festival after an eight-year absence. Crimes of the Future is a transgressive thriller that takes us into an alternative future of advanced technologies and transhumanism. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart, this film is presented in Competition at Cannes 2022 and is released in theaters in France on May 25.
Dice Media premiers the Bravehearts trailer at the Marché du Film
Dice Media, the long-form premium content studio by Pocket Aces, is gearing up for the launch of its next big show – India’s first army anthology series called Bravehearts – The Untold Stories of Heroes. Each of the 5 stories in the anthology captures a unique aspect of the courageous journeys of army men and women and their families – whether it is getting into the armed forces after several failed attempts, or dealing with the loss of a loved one who gave up their life for the nation or getting to know a parent after 15 years of them coming back from service.
Feminist activists unfurled a long banner on the red steps to make a political statement
In another political statement on the red carpet of the Cannes 2022, some female activists unfurled a long banner that bore the names of the 129 victims of femicide, i.e. the killing of women and girls because of their gender, in France killed since the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Korean film Heojil Kyolshim (Decision to Leave) was screened
Decision to Leave is a South Korean mystery film directed by Park Chan-wook and stars Tang Wei and Park Hae-il in lead. The film was screened and is competing for the Palme d’Or.
The film Triangle of Sadness was also premiered
Directed by Ruben Östlund the film is about two models and a cleaning lady who become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires.
Deepika Padukone as usual made heads turn in her shimmery black Louis Vuitton gown
Deepika Padukone, a member of the jury chose to wear a custom LV backless dress with a smokey eye and messy bun at the premiere of “Decision To Leave (Heojil Kyolshim)” at the Cannes film festival.
And more premieres like R.M.N, The worst ones, Joyland, and more deets that happened
From the director of R.M.N saying “Cinema has this power to bring people together” to an emotional moment shared by the team of The Worst Ones after screening their film to all the more!
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