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Anurag Kashyap's UGLY makes it to Cannes as well
April 23, 2013 05:51:17 PM IST updated April 23, 2013 06:22:08 PM IST By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
Last year his films GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Part I & II had their world premiere in this important parallel event that runs alongside the Cannes Film Festival. It was his Cannes debut. He is back in the Directors' Fortnight Programme with his film UGLY. It will be the world premiere of the film.
It seems that the 100th year of Indian Cinema has brought an unprecedented bonanza to his production company and him. His films are in every programme in the 66th Cannes Film Festival, from the main official line up (BOMBAY TALKIES, MONSOON SHOOTOUT) to the Critics' Week (DABBA) and now the Directors' Fortnight (UGLY). This is an unprecedented honour to an Indian production company and filmmaker and it should be a matter of great pride for Anurag Kashyap, his partner Guneet Monga and the Indian contingent at Cannes.
Here is the complete Directors' Fortnight line up of feature films.
2013 CANNES DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT LINE UP (FEATURE FILM)
ABOVE THE HILL (Raphael Nadjari) APRES LA NUIT (Basil Da Cunha) LES APACHES (Thierry De Peretti) BLUE RUIN (Jeremy Saulnier) THE CONGRESS (Ari Folman) Opening Film THE DANCE OF REALITY (Alejandro Jodorwosky) L'ESCALE (Kaveh Bakhtiari) LA FILLE DU 14 JUILLET (Antonin Peretjako) HENRI (Yolande Moreau) ILOILO (Anthony Chen) JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (Frank Pavich) LAST DAY ON MARS (Ruairi Robinson) MAGIC MAGIC (Sebastian Silva) ME MYSELF AND MUM (Guillaume Gallienne) ON THE JOB (Erik Matti) THE SELFISH GIANT (Clio Barnard) THE SUMMER OF THE FLYING FISH (Marcela Said) TIP TOP (Serge Bozon) UGLY (Anurag Kashyap) UN VOYAGEUR (Marcel Ophuls) WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (Jim Mickle)
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)