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Kanu Behl’s new characteristic Agra chosen within the Administrators’ Fortnight part at Cannes 2023

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Indian filmmaker Kanu Behl’s subsequent Hindi movie Agra is all set to have its world premiere on the prestigious Administrators’ Fortnight, a parallel part on the Cannes Movie Pageant 2023. Agra is the one Indian characteristic movie within the lineup this yr. The competition can be held from Might 16, 2023 – Might 27, 2023.

Agra is Kanu Behl’s second movie to have its world premiere on the Cannes Movie Pageant after his debut movie Titli which premiered within the 2014 Cannes Un Sure Regard part.  

Administrators’ Fortnight highlights impartial movies from all through the world, a free-spirited, non-competitive choice open to all competition goers. 

Agra boasts of an ensemble forged headlined by Rahul Roy (Aashiqui star) who makes a comeback with this movie. It additionally options Priyanka Bose (actor within the Oscar-nominated movie Lion), a debut actor Mohit Agarwal in a lead function, Ruhani Sharma, veteran actors Vibha Chibber, Sonal Jha and Aanchal Goswami in pivotal roles. 

The movie written by Kanu Behl and Atika Chohan, is an exploration of sexual dynamics inside a household, and the deep dystopian fractures created in trendy India quick shrinking into pigeon-holed areas.

The movie was developed at ‘PJLF Three Rivers residency program – in Italy, with the distinguished ‘Cinema du Monde’ movie fund backing it. The movie was additionally a part of the FBR part of the Viewing Room at NFDC’s Movie Bazaar, 2022.

Kanu Behl, the writer-director of the movie says, “Agra has been a deeply private and troublesome exploration for me, a deep dive into the inside entrails of need and male sexual repression, and an try to know the hoodoo. I’m overjoyed that the movie is starting its journey at Director’s Fortnight and I hope it opens a dialog round sexuality and the ‘properties’ we select to stay in, because it reaches a wider viewers. ”

Actor Rahul Roy says, “I used to be so excited once I learn the script of Agra as a result of it spoke about issues that had been knots inside me for years. As we filmed it and I lived every day with my character, I burned and exhumed these knots and the journey grew to become a transformative expertise. I’m so excited to share this particular movie with the world. ”

The plot of Agra

The movie narrates the story of Guru (25), a sexually repressed younger boy, lives in a small home in Agra. He sleeps in the identical room as his mom, and on the higher flooring, his father lives with a mistress. In an already tiny home, the one accessible house is the terrace on the higher flooring. Guru insists that he loves Mala, an imaginary woman, and can marry her and stay together with her in a room on the terrace similar to his father does together with his mistress.
Agra then turns into the odyssey of a younger Indian man’s sexual coming of age as he goes from courting an imaginary woman; to intercourse chatting with an unknown woman on-line; to lastly bedding a 40-year-old cripple girl and ‘falling in love together with her’, ending up having intercourse with for the primary time. 

Other than Agra, Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy may even be screened on the prestigious movie competition which is happening in Cannes, France from Might 14 onwards. 

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