The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is just around the corner, where filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from around the globe come together to celebrate and honour cinema. This year, the festival will showcase four Indian movies, namely Firebrand, Kennedy, Agra, and Ishanou.
Firebrand is a 2019 Indian Marathi-language movie about Sunanda Raut, a feminist divorce lawyer, fighting for women's rights in Indian courtrooms. Directed by Aruna Raje the film stars Usha Jadhav, Sachin Khedekar, and Girish Kulkarni. The movie was released on Netflix on February 22, 2019. This was Aruna Raje's comeback film after a 15-year break.
Kennedy, directed by Anurag Kashyap, will be shown in the Cannes Film Festival's Midnight Screenings section from May 16 to 27. The cast includes Sunny Leone, Rahul Bhatt, and Abhilash Thapliyal. However, there is no information available about the movie as it has not yet premiered in India.
Agra, starring Rahul Roy, is the only Indian film in the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight section. The film explores the sexual dynamics of a family and is directed by Kanu Behl. This is Kanu Behl's second film to premiere at Cannes after his debut feature Titli in 2014.
Ishanou is a 1990 Manipuri film about Anoubam Kiranmala and Kangabam Tomba, directed by Aribam Syam Sharma. The movie was first aired on Doordarshan and later released in Usha Cinema, Paona Bazar on July 6, 1990. It was previously screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991.