Anurag Kashyap Receives A 7-Minute-Long Standing Ovation At Cannes Film Fest For ‘Kennedy’

Every year, over 2000 films are submitted for the Cannes Film Festival, out of which only 50 full-length feature films and 10 short films are shortlisted that are then screened during the two-week-long fest. There is a series of film screenings for filmmakers, actors, critics, and other people from the industry.

This year, Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Kennedy’ was shortlisted to be screened at The Grand Lumiere Theatre under the ‘Midnights Screenings’ section. Kashyap, along with Vikramaditya Motwane, Rahul Bhatt, and Sunny Leone walked down the red carpet and represented our country.


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Just to give you an idea, ‘Kennedy’ is a Hindi-language neo-noir thriller starring Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone in the lead roles. The film is based on an insomniac cop “who dwells in different circumstances while looking for redemption”, reported News18.


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The film, after its screening, reportedly received a 7-minute-long standing ovation from the audience inside the packed theatre.

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A video of the incident was also shared on Reddit’s r/BollyBlindsNGossip subreddit.

The Cannes Premiere of Kennedy. The respect he’s earned in international film circles is not recognized enough. (Video Credits: @hnagorii on IG)
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“It’s always special to show your film to the world at Cannes and it is a lifetime moment to play at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. ‘Kennedy’ is a very special film to me and a very personal one too. The 7-minute-long standing ovation from the audience has made me full of gratitude,” the Film Companion quoted Anurag Kashyap saying.

Kudos to Anurag Kashyap and his team! This is indeed an incredible moment. 🙂

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