The official lineup for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival was released yesterday, and only one Indian movie was selected. ‘Kennedy’ by Anurag Kashyap has been chosen for the festival’s Midnight Screenings segment, which runs from May 16 to May 27.
Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Kennedy’ was chosen for the Midnight Screenings part of the festival, as announced on the Cannes Film Festival’s official Twitter account. The message said, “KENNEDY by Anurag KASHYAP #SéanceDeMinuit / #MidnightScreenings #Cannes2023.” Rahul Bhatt, Sunny Leone, and Abhilash Thapliyal star in Kennedy. The movie’s specifics are being kept a secret.
This is not Anurag’s first movie to screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. At the 2012 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, an autonomous part of the Cannes Film Festival, the director premiered his now-iconic feature film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, Ugly was shown and garnered a standing ovation. Following that, the Director’s Fortnight portion of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival saw the world premiere of Raman Raghav 2.0. Even Bombay Talkies, an anthology film in which Anurag Kashyap served as one of the directors, made its world premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Special Screenings programme.
The world premieres of new movies by Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Todd Haynes, and Hirokazu Kore-eda will take place at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Main Competition jury will be led by Swedish director Ruben Stlund, whose film Triangle of Sadness won the Palme d’Or last year. The festival’s opening film is Mawenn’s historical drama Jeanne du Barry, featuring Johnny Depp as Louis XV.