Payal Kapadia’s Indian film ‘All We Imagine As Light’ wins Grand Prix Award at Cannes Film Fest

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Cannes/IBNS-CMEDIA: Scripting history, Payal Kapadia’s All We Imagine As Light, an Indian film, won Grand Prix, the second highest award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

All We Imagine As Light was also the first Indian film in 30 years to compete for the top prize Palme d’Or at the 77th edition of Cannes Film Festival, where Kapadia’s work received an eight-minute standing ovation after the screening.

Kapadia’s film, which features Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha, Chhaya Kadam, Hridu Haroon, has already garnered positive reviews.

“I am really grateful and feel really privileged to be here. It has been really nice,” says Kapadia speaking to Brut India.

Giving 5 stars in its review, The Guardian called the film “glorious… an absorbing story full of humanity”.

The critic has analysed the film keeping it at par with Oscar winning Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar and Aranyer Din Ratri.