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12 December 2013 à 08:41

Anurag Kashyap, Jury member

The Indian director is a member of the Filmmakers Jury.

Anurag Kashyap directed his debut feature, Panach, in 2000. The film has still not had a theatrical release, as it has been banned by the Indian Censorship Commission. Kashyap followed this with Black Friday, a film based on the series of bomb attacks carried out in Bombay in 1993, which was selected for the Locarno International Film Festival in 2004 and awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2005.

In 2009, he wrote and directed Dev.D, a modern adaptation of Devdas, a novel by Sarat Chattopadhyay, and a great classic of Bengali literature. Widely considered as one of Indian cinema's revolutionary films, DevD received accolades worldwide.

After Gulal (2009), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011), and Gangs of Wasseypur (I & II), selected for the Directors' Fortnight in 2012. Kashyap returned to Cannes in 2013, where his latest feature, Ugly,  was selected for Directors' Fortnight, along with 3 films on which he acted as co-producer: The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra (Critics' Week), and The Congress by Ari Folman (also in Directors' Fortnight). and Monsoon Shootout by Amit Kumar (Midnight Projections). Kashyap was also associated with another Cannes title, Bombay Talkies, which he co-directed with four other Indian directors, and which was selected for the Special Screenings sidebar.

Anurag Kashyap has been a member of the Juries of the 66th Venice Film Festival and the 2013 edition of Sundance. His filmography makes him an important figure of the new wave of Indian cinema, which he represents throughout the world.

Author : Manon Jessua

Latest update : 04 December 2013 à 08:41 CET

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