All We Imagine As Light wins Grand Prix award at Cannes 2024


Indian film All We Imagine As Light has won the Grand Prix award at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival. The Grand Prix is the second-most coveted prize of the film festival after the Palme d’Or. With the award, the Payal Kapadia directorial, starring Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha, Chhaya Kadam and Hridhu Haroon in the lead roles, has become the first Indian film to win the Grand Prix at Cannes.

All We Imagine As Light had premiered at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival in its much-feted ‘competition section’ on May 23. It was the first Indian film to feature in the festival’s main segment in 30 years. The last Indian movie to be make it to competition section was Shaji N Karun’s Swaham in 1994.

Also written by Payal Kapadia, All We Imagine As Light follows follows the lives of two nurses from Kerala — Prabha (Kani Kusruti) and Anu (Divyaprabha) – colleagues at a Mumbai hospital and roommates. When Prabha receives an unexpected gift from her estranged husband, her regular life is disrupted. In the space-crunched city, her younger roommate Anu struggles to find a spot to be intimate with her boyfriend. When they take a trip to a coastal town, their lives undergo a change.

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