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Making Her Mark

Jun/07/2024 / by Team Seema

Payal Kapadia’s All We Imagine As Light scores big at Cannes

With all the glamour of the annual Cannes Film Festival in France, this year’s festival shined one of its brightest lights on an Indian film, a female filmmaker and cast, and a nation of women. In May, Payal Kapadia’s movie All We Imagine As Light brought home the first Indian Cannes Film Festival award in 30 years, scoring the Grand Prix, the second-biggest prize of all.

The film, an intimate portrait of three nurses in modern-day Mumbai, which tells a tale of of love, friendship, and self-discovery, received an eight-minute standing ovation at the end of its screening, which was among the longest of this year’s film festival, moving one of the movie’s stars, Divya Prabha, to tears. She later told the Hindustan Times she believes Kapadia’s big win is a sign of things to come at Cannes. “I believe Payal’s win will be pathbreaking and hoping to see more Indian films appear at Cannes in the upcoming years,” said the actor. 

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