India will be the official country of honour at Cannes Film Market

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India will take part as the official country of honour at the Cannes Film Festival to be held from May 17 to May 28.

  • This is the first time a country will take part in the 'Honour of Country' at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • The Cannes Film Festival, held annually in Cannes, France, is the 75th edition of Cannes.

  • India at Cannes Film Festival 2022-

  • India's Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will participate in the festival and deliver the welcome address.

  • Actress Deepika Padukone will be seen as a jury in the main feature film competition at this year's Cannes Festival.

  • Renowned Indian author Satyajit Ray's "Pratidwandi" (1970) and Aravindan Govindan's "The Circus Tent" will be screened at the Cannes Classics strand of the festival.

  • In addition, the festival will also see a special screening of Indian filmmaker Shaunak Sen's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "All That Breathes".

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