Cannes 2023: Indian Films at Cannes 2023 & Why We Look Forward to Watching Them

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The film, directed by Anurag Kashyap, has been selected as part of the Midnight Screenings section at Cannes. It stars Sunny Leone, Rahul Bhatt and Abhilash Thapliyal, and is about an insomniac who used to be a cop and has been for a long time, perceived as dead. He is still working for a flawed system, hoping he will find redemption despite that.


Agra, directed by Kanu Behl, will have its world premiere at the Directors' Fortnight section of the festival. The film stars Rahul Roy, Priyanka Bose and Mohit Agarwal. The film follows an individual's exploration of sex in a world that lacks space.


Directed by Aribam Syam Sharma, the film was released in 1990. It has been restored by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s Film Heritage Foundation and will be screened at the festival as part of the celebrated Cannes Classic section. The film delves into the beliefs of the Meiteis of Manipur through the tale of a young woman who begins having visions.


The film is directed by Yudhajit Basu, an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. Nehemich is his diploma film and is the only Indian film in a competitive section at Cannes 2023. The film is part of the La Cinef section and stars Sakshi Dighe and Bhakti Athawale. Through a young girl who is confined to a hut because of her period, the film delves into the regressive practices that menstruating women are subjected to.

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