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Cannes 2024: When and Where To Watch, Indian Guests, Indian Films And More

The grandest event in the world of Cinema, the Cannes Film Festival will kick off from May 14 to May 25, 2024. Some of the renowned names from the global cinema will be gracing the occasion and will walk on the red carpet. This year, like in the past, the Cannes Film Festival will see the screening of a number of outstanding movies, fresh celebrity arrivals and celebrated awards for worthy talents. The 77th Cannes Festival is eagerly awaited by movie going fans here are all the details that you must know.

The Cannes Film Festival 2024 will start on May 14, 2024 from 8 am to 8 pm (11:30 am to 11:30 pm IST) and from May 15 to May 25, from 9 am to 6 pm (12:30 pm to 9:30 pm IST).

Where to watch the Cannes Film Festival 2024 live streaming?

The event and its exclusive contents will be broadcast live on France Television within France. For overseas audiences, Brut will be broadcasting the Cannes Film Festival 2024. The live streaming of the event will also be available on YouTube channel and official sites. The live stream will feature a whole gamut of content which includes the famous walk on the red carpet of celebrities across the globe, press conferences and other related contents. .

The Festival will also see a sizable representation from Bollywood. The presence of Indian actresses and actors has steadily increased over the years from Bollywood which makes the highest number of films in the world. Prominent Bollywood faces include Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sobhita Dhulipala as well as some new faces will be seen at the festival. The festival will also have in attendance a number of influencers and digital creators like RJ Karishma, Nancy Tyagi, Niharika, Ankush Bahuguna and many more.

This year despite the ongoing conflicts across the globe, the Cannes Film Festival spirits have not been dampened. The event is held on the French Riviera in South France and will become a melting pot of cultures across the globe in the form of films from different regions. The event is also associated with controversies and this year it is no different with a backdrop of war, protest, impending strikes, and the intensifying #MeToo movement in France.

The Cannes Film Festival was started as a protest and offered an alternative to the fascist-influenced Venice Film Festival in 1939. However it has been held continuously from 1946 to this date except a brief hiatus in 1948 and 1950, when it was postponed owing to financial difficulties.

Indian Films At Cannes

Eight Indian or India-themed films will be screened and each film represents practically every major section. This is something which has never happened in the past. This year the films sent by India are all directed by women except one.

The Indian films at Cannes include Payal Kapadia’s India-French-Dutch co-production All We Imagine as Light, a Malayalam and Hindi film all competing for the top prize, the Palme d’Or.

The notable Indian Films are as follow-

  • Sandhya Suri’s ‘Santosh’
  •  Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov’s ‘The Shameless’, in which Nepal replaces India, and both have been nominated for Un Certain Regard prizes.
  • Chidananda S Naik, an FTII alumni, with ‘Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know’ is competing in the prestigious La Cinef competition for film school entries.
  • Mansi Maheshwari, an Indian origin filmmaker but representing the United Kingdom at La Cinef. The Meerut-born animation director is competing with Bunny Hood, a self-reflective graduation film created at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in London.
  • Karan Kandhari’s ‘Sister Midnight’, an India-British noir drama starring Radhika Apte, is among the Directors’ Fortnight entries.
  • ‘In Retreat’, another India-based film is a film in which a middle aged man returns to his home in Leh and is torn between the past and present.
  • Shyam Benegal’s crowd funded 1976 film ‘Manthan’ which chronicles the Amul co-operative movement winds up India’s presence at Cannes this year.

Also Read: Cannes 2024: Date, Where to Watch, List Of Bollywood Celebs Attending, and More

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