Cannes: In a first, India chosen as ‘country of honor’

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced that India will be the official ‘Country of Honor’ at the upcoming ‘Marché Du Film’, organized alongside the Cannes Film Festival, in France.

“It is the first time the Marché du Film has an official Country of Honor, and this special focus will continue annually with different nations in the spotlight at future editions,” he said.

Noting that France and India are marking 75 years of their diplomatic ties, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris and meeting with President Emmanuel Macron takes even more significance in this context.

“It is in this significant diplomatic backdrop that India has been chosen as the ‘Country of Honor’ at Marché Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival,” he said.

“Adding Indian flavor to this night would be special performances by Indian Choir bands along with folk music and fireworks. The cuisine served would be Indian as well as French,” he said.

Another highlight of India’s participation at this edition of the Cannes Film Festival is the World Premiere of the movie ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ produced by R Madhavan. The movie would be showcased at the Palais des Festivals of the market screening on May 19.

A dedicated India Forum, one hour conference is being organized at the main stage, comprising leaders of the entertainment sector who would position ‘India as the content hub of the World’.

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