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Cannes 2022: Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes grabs L’Oeil d’Or for greatest documentary


Director Shaunak Sen at Cannes 2022

 Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes”, an viewers favorite at Cannes from the outset, gained the 2022 L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for the most effective documentary on the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Competition on Saturday, making it two in succession for India.

“All That Breathes” is about two Delhi brothers Nadeem and Saud who, amid the town’s worsening air and deteriorating social material, commit their lives to saving migratory black kites which are on the mercy of mankind’s unthinking methods. The movie was screened as a part of the pageant’s Particular Screenings line-up.

The award was introduced by a jury chaired by veteran Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland.

The quotation learn: “The 2022 L’Oeil d’Or goes to a movie that, in a world of destruction, reminds us that each life issues, and each small motion issues.

You may seize your digital camera, it can save you a hen, you possibly can hunt for some moments of stealing magnificence, it issues.”

The quotation described All That Breathes as “an inspirational journey in statement of three Don Quijotes who could not save the entire world however do save their world.”

Sen’s win is India’s second in Cannes in two years. In 2021, Payal Kapadia’s “A Evening of Figuring out Nothing”, which performed within the parallel Semaine de la Critique (Cannes Critics’ Week) took dwelling the L’Oeil d’Or.

“All That Breathes” was competing with ace Chilean documentarian Patricio Guzman’s “MyImaginary Nation”, Ethan Coen’s “Jerry Lee Lewis: Hassle in Thoughts” and Sergei Loznitsa’s”The Pure Historical past of Destruction”, amongst different movies.

The L’Oeil d’Or jury bestowed a Particular Award posthumously on Mantas Kvedaravicius for his movie “Mariupolis 2′. The Lithuanian director was amongst hundreds of civilians killed in Ukraine because the Russian invasion.

The jury described “Mariupolis 2” as a “movie unattainable to match with some other from the competitors”.


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