First time in 10 years, India misses official selection at Cannes Film Festival 2019

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival will kick off on Tuesday and Bollywood biggies will be seen on the red carpet once again. However, India will be missing from this year’s official selection at the Cannes Film festival in the big categories first time in a decade. The last time a film from India didn’t screen during the festival was in 2009.

The 12-day festival, will open on 14th May with the screening of Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’, which is one of 21 titles that are competing for the Palme d’Or honor. We will also see celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty and Huma Qureshi grace the red carpet.

If not in feature film, India will be participating in other segments for the festival. Former students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Meghalaya’s Dominic Sangma, Darjeeling lad Saurav Rai and cinematographer Modhura Palit will receive different honors.

In 2010 Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Udaan’ made it to Un Certain Regard as an official selection for Cannes and since then the industry didn’t back down.

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