In many ways, Queen of Katwe is the Ugandan equivalent of Mira's Cannes Camera d'Or winner Salaam Bombay but for the infinitely more positive take on life that is at its heart
"From an idea that started at a traffic signal to it now picking up what is considered the ultimate benchmark for judging creativity - we at Y-Films are honoured and humbled to bring home India's first Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion," Ashish Patil, Y-Films, Brand Partnerships and Talent Management, said in a statement.
"They (Michael Russo and Tamara Ralph) are very good friends of mine. I spent New Year's with them. I wanted to do something India-inspired and they kind of love India and love me. That's why I did jhumkas and a sari-gown, which I think was incredible," said Sonam
"First screening has begun.. House is packed .. Hmmmmm," tweeted Anurag Kashyap, who has previously screened his two-part Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar of the Cannes