Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film Ugly has been selected at Cannes film festival's Directors' Fortnight sidebar, taking the count of Indian films at the festival to four.
The three other films that are being screened at the
festival are Bombay Talkies, Monsoon Shootout and Dabba.
Anurag Kashyap is returning to Directors' Fortnight for the
second time. He had screened his two-part revenge saga Gangs
of Wasseypur last year.
Starring Tejaswini Kolhapure and Ronit Roy in lead roles,
Ugly revolves around an alcoholic who reunites with her
ex-husband when their child is kidnapped.
Directors' Fortnight, a parallel section of Cannes Film
Festival, will screen 20 other films apart from Kashyap's
Incidentally, Kashyap is also related to the three others
films that are at Cannes this year.
He has directed one of the segments of Bombay Talkies
which features four short films by Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya
Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. The film will have its gala
screening at the festival that has invited India as the guest
country to celebrate its 100 years of cinema this year.
Dabba (Lunchbox) and Monsoon Shootout are co-produced
by Anurag Kashyap and have been selected for Cannes Critics
Week and Midnight Screening sections respectively.
Starring Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead
roles Dabba, is about a wrongly delivered lunchbox connects
a housewife to a lonely man in the dawn of his life and they
build a fantasy life together. Ritesh Batra has directed the
Dabba will also compete for the Camera d'Or, which
recognises the best first feature film presented in any of the
Monsoon Shootout by Amit Kumar again stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and
is a thriller.