The 75th Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and this year India’s only entry to the prestigious festival was Shaunak Sen’s documentary ‘All That Breathes’ which won a big prize. A moment of pride for all Indians!
Sen’s documentary won the Cannes Best Documentary Award, the Golden Eye.
Filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s documentary also won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in the documentary section of the Sundance Film Festival.
Sen’s documentary is set in India’s capital and follows the story of two brothers, Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who have dedicated their lives to the migratory birds known as the Black Kite.
Agnieszka Holland, Iryna Tsilyk, Pierre Deladonchamps, Alex Vicente and Hicham Falah, who are the jury members for The Golden Eye award at the event, announced the award and said via Variety: “The Golden Eye is going to a film which in a world of destruction reminds us that every life matters and every little action matters. You can grab your camera, you can save a bird, you can chase moments of beauty flight, it matters. C ‘is an inspiring journey in the observation of three Don Quixote who may not save the whole world but save their world.”
HBO Documentary Films has purchased worldwide television rights to the documentary.
‘Mariupolis 2’ by deceased Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius won the Special Jury Prize.