August 20, 2019 | 6:48 PM IST
cannes fest

Cannes Film fest kicks off sans Indian film

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival that began today will not have Indian movie for the first time in ten years. However, Bollywood celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, and Huma Qureshi will be gracing the 12-day festival at France along with three former students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI).
It may be noted that since 2010, the year Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan made it to Un Certain Regard, India has had a film at the festival. The festival will open with the screening of Jim Jarmusch’s zombie satire ‘The Dead Don’t Die’.
The other films to look out for include Quentin Tarantino’s new black comedy-drama Once upon a Time in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire starring Noemie Merlant, Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe starring Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw, Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You starring Daniel Blake, Zabou Breitman and Elea Gobe Mevellec’s The Swallows of Kabul base on Yasmina Khadra’s novel and more.

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