The 75th Cannes Film Festival will screen Rocketry, Godavari, and other Indian films
The 75th Cannes Film Festival begins on May 17, and India has been named the official “country of honour” at the Marche’ Du Films, also known as the Cannes Film Market. India is the first country to receive this prestigious award at the festival. Six Indian films have been selected for screening at the Cannes Film Festival by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. These films are not part of the festival’s competition section.
- The films to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival are as follows:Rocketry – The Nambi Effect (Hindi, English, Tamil)
Rocketry – The Nambi Effect, R Madhavan’s directorial debut, features him in the lead role. The film is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former Indian Space Research Organisation scientist and aerospace engineer.
- Godavari (Marathi)
Godavari, a Marathi feature film directed by Nikhil Mahajan, will also be screened at the festival. The story follows Nishikant Deshmukh and his family as they try to come to terms with the deaths of two close relatives.
- Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi)
The romantic comedy Alpha Beta Gamma, directed by Shankar Srikumar, premiered at India’s 52nd International Film Festival. During the Covid-19 lockdown, a woman, her soon-to-be ex-husband, and her soon-to-be husband are stuck together.
- Boomba Ride (Mishing)
Boomba Ride is a satire on India’s rural education system, according to Biswajeet Bora. The plot revolves around an impoverished school with only one student, Boomba.
- Dhuin (Maithili)
Dhuin follows an aspiring actor who is trying to make ends meet by doing street plays, directed by Achal Mishra of Gamak Ghar fame.
- Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Malayalam)
The Malayalam film Niraye Thathakalulla Maram, directed by Jayaraj, tells the story of a young boy who helps a blind old man find his way back to his home.
Apart from the aforementioned films, an exclusive screening of Satyajit Ray’s 1970 film Pratidwandi will be held. In 1956, the film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
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