The director has once again registered a resounding response like all his earlier films such as Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016), Ugly (2014), Bombay Talkies (2013) and the two-part gangster drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) that made it to the festival.
Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy, a police noir film received a 7-minute standing ovation at The Grand Lumiere Theatre where it was screened under the midnight screening section at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday (France local time).
Kennedy follows the story of an insomniac cop who dwells in different circumstances while looking for redemption.
Talking about the film screened at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Kashyap said, "It's always special to show your film to the world at Cannes and it's a lifetime moment to play at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. We have put our heart and soul into making this film. The 7-minute long standing ovation from the audience has made me full of gratitude. I am very grateful and excited at the same time."
Kashyap was joined at the festival by his friend and frequent collaborator Vikramaditya Motwane and Kennedy actors Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone along with Shariq Patel, Ranjan Singh, Kabir Ahuja, Bhumika Tewari, Neeraj Joshi, Ashima Awasthi have joined the filmmaker at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
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