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India is proud of you: PM congratulates Payal Kapadia for Cannes win

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New Delhi, May 24, 2024: Filmmaker Payal Kapadia scripted history after her film ’All We Imagine As Light’ won the prestigious Grand Prix at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The film was a strong contender for the top award, Palme d’Or, at Cannes, which was awarded to Sean Baker’s comedy-drama Anora.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Ms Kapadia for the feat and said, "India is proud of Payal Kapadia for her historic feat of winning the Grand Prix at the 77th Cannes Film Festival for her work ’All We Imagine as Light’. An alumnus of FTII, her remarkable talent continues to shine on the global stage, giving a glimpse of the rich creativity in India."

Payal Kapadia Cannes win

"This prestigious accolade not only honours her exceptional skills but also inspires a new generation of Indian filmmakers," he posted on X.

"Many congratulations to FTII alumnus Payal Kapadia for winning the Grand Prix at the 77th Cannes Film Festival for her film All We Imagine as Light. This makes it the first Grand Prix win for the country and a nomination in the Palme d’Or after 30 years," Union Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said.

"Bharat’s creative economy is indeed shining with 3 films winning awards this year at Cannes," he added.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated Ms Kapadia and said, "Indian stars shining bright at the 77th Cannes Film Festival! Congratulations to Payal Kapadia and the entire team of ’All We Imagine As Light’ for clinching the prestigious Grand Prix award."

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