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:


  • 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.


  • 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.



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.