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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes

By NewsDesk • Published on April 24, 2012

Anurag Kashyap

After Vasan Bala’s Peddlers at Cannes Critics Week comes another good news for Indian cinema. Anurag Kashyap’s latest directorial venture Gangs of Wasseypur will screen at Directors’ Fortnight at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

Gangs of Wasseypur, a gangster revenge drama features Jaideep Ahlawat, Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda.

Directors Fortnight is a non-competitive section at the Cannes Film Festival. Since its inception, it has showcased the first films of Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Ken Loach among others.

Indo-France co-production Chhatrak(Mushrooms) directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara was part of the official lineup of Cannes Directors Fortnight last year.

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