Payal Kapadia “All We Imagine As Light”

Payal Kapadia’s film “All We Imagine As Light” made history at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.

It won the Grand Prix, the second-highest honor at the festival.

Here are some other details about the win:

  • It was the first Indian film in 30 years to compete in the main competition at Cannes.
  • Kapadia is the first Indian woman director to have a film in the Cannes main competition

“All We Imagine As Light” is a Malayalam-Hindi film directed by Payal Kapadia. Here’s what we know about the movie:

Plot:

  • The story revolves around two nurses, Prabha and Anu, living in Mumbai.
  • Prabha’s life is disrupted when she receives an unexpected gift from her estranged husband.
  • Anu, Prabha’s younger roommate, struggles to find privacy in the bustling city for intimacy with her boyfriend.
  • The film explores themes of desire, relationships, and navigating life in a big city.

Production:

  • It’s an Indo-French co-production between Chalk and Cheese Films (India) and Petit Chaos (France).
  • This is Payal Kapadia’s second feature film, following her documentary “A Night of Knowing Nothing” which won the Golden Eye award at Cannes in 2021.

Accolades:

Availability:

There is no information yet on the film’s official release date or streaming availability.

Here is the video of winning moments

Foreign domestic helper.