Cannes Film Festival 2022: PM Narendra Modi Hails India as 'Country of Honour'

written by Rajan Nath | May 18, 2022

Cannes Film Festival 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded India’s participation at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.  India is the ‘Country of Honour’ at Marche Du Films.

PM Narendra Modi acknowledged Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pratidwandi’ getting premiered at the Cannes Classic section during Cannes Film Festival 2022. This year Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone is representing the country as one of the jury members.

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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, who is leading the Indian contingent at Cannes Film Festival 2022, shared PM Narendra Modi’s official statement on his Twitter handle.

“Films and society are mirror images of each other. Cinema showcases human emotions and expressions in an artistic manner, binding the world together with a common strand of entertainment,” the statement read.

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“India is the largest film producing country in the world. With films in many languages from different regions, the multifariousness of our film sector is remarkable. Rich heritage and cultural diversity are India's strengths. We have a lot of stories to be explored. India truly possesses immense potential to become the content hub of the world,” it added.

Cannes Film Festival 2022 PM Narendra Modi Hails India as Country of Honour Image Source: Twitter

“It is heartening to note that a film by one of India's most renowned film makers, Shri Satyajit Ray, has been restored for screening at the Cannes Classics section, when India is celebrating the birth centenary of the legendary film maker,” it stated further.

“This edition of Cannes Film Festival is special in many ways. Many Start-ups from India will showcase their strengths to the cinema world. The India Pavilion will display facets of Indian cinema and promote international partnerships and learnings. Best wishes for resounding success of the Festival,” it concluded.

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