Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming film ‘Kennedy’ starring Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat is all set to be premiered at the esteemed Cannes Film Festival this year. The film, which sees Rahul in the titular role of an insomniac ex-cop who is thought to be dead but is still operating for the corrupt system, is set to be screened on May 24 as part of the Midnight Screening Category at the film gala. Here are some intriguing details about the event and the film:
The film has already generated a lot of buzz –
- This is the second collaboration between Rahul and Anurag Kashyap, with their previous film ‘Ugly’ having been screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 as well.
- Rahul appears very grateful for the opportunity. He called it a great validation, as many international films compete at Cannes but only a few get selected. He expressed satisfaction regarding the fact that his film has made it onto this prestigious list.
- Anurag Kashyap documented the whole experience on the red carpet on social media and Rahul also expressed elation to be walking the same carpet as Martin Scorsese and Michael Douglas.
The experience is very humbling for Rahul Bhat –
- Rahul is very excited to be a part of such a renowned film festival, surrounded by great minds, as he believes that it will help him improve his craft.
- The actor is already well-known in the industry, having appeared in movies like ‘Fitoor’ and ‘Daas Dev’ before, but being invited to Cannes as part of an officially-selected film will surely elevate his profile even further.
The Midnight Screening Category is known to feature some of the most unconventional films –
- The Midnight Screenings section features films that often defy genre conventions and take risks with content and style. In the past, films like ‘Drive’, ‘The Perfection’ and ‘Climax’ have been screened in this category.
- This year, ‘Kennedy’ joins a diverse lineup of films including ‘Titane’, ‘Bloody Oranges’ and ‘Great Freedom’.
- The film will have to compete against some of the most cutting-edge movies from around the world, and it will be interesting to see how it fares in this unique category.
All in all, the buzz for ‘Kennedy’ has been on a steady rise, and the film’s screening at Cannes will surely bring it even more attention. With the Midnight Screenings category being known as one of the most daring and adventurous sections of the festival, it’s clear that ‘Kennedy’ is positioning itself as a movie that is willing to take bold risks and shake things up. Whether it will come out on top and win over the audiences and critics remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – Anurag Kashyap, Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat will be making some noise on the Croisette this year!