Anurag Kashyap will be honoured with “Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) on May 20th in Cannes. The honour is bestowed upon people for extra-ordinary contribution in the field of art and culture by the French government.
According to a French Consulate official in Mumbai, the French Minister of Culture, Aurélie Filippetti will honour Kashyap during the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly is premiering at Directors’ Fortnight of Cannes. His two part Gangs of Wasseypur was screened in the same section last year.
Bombay Talkies, a portmanteau film that will have a gala screening at the festival has a segment directed by Kashyap.