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“Indian Cinema Makes Historic Return to Cannes: Payal Kapadia’s ‘All We Imagine As Light’ to Compete After 30 Years”


In a monumental moment for Indian cinema, Payal Kapadia’s film “All We Imagine As Light” is set to make history as the first Indian entry in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s main competition category in three decades. The eagerly anticipated announcement came during a press conference held in Paris, where festival president Iris Knobloch and general-delegate Thierry Fremaux unveiled the lineup.

"Indian Cinema Makes Historic Return to Cannes: Payal Kapadia's 'All We Imagine As Light' to Compete After 30 Years"

Kapadia’s film, a captivating narrative centered around two women embarking on a transformative holiday, promises to captivate audiences with its exploration of desire and self-discovery. The selection of “All We Imagine As Light” marks a significant milestone, signaling a resurgence of Indian cinema on the global stage.

As cinephiles eagerly anticipate the unveiling of this cinematic gem at Cannes, the inclusion of Kapadia’s work underscores the rich tapestry of storytelling emerging from India and its ability to resonate with audiences worldwide. This historic moment not only celebrates the talent and vision of Kapadia but also reflects the vibrant diversity and creativity of Indian cinema.