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Sen’s ‘All that breathes’ premiere shall show at the Cannes Festival

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75th international Festival de Cannes will take place from 17 to 28 May 2022. Shaunak Sen’s ‘All that breathes’ premiere has entered the special screening category at the mega event. Cannes is a reputed prestigious movie festival. It invites all leading celebrities from all across the globe. In the past, it has launched Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro after their movies performed extremely well with the audience. Besides having the Best Director, actor , actress and screenplay awards, it has three separate awards namely:

1.Jury Prize

2. Grand Prize

3.Palme d’Or which is awarded to the best film.

Past winners of Palme d’ Or

2021 Julia Ducournau’s Titane

2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

‘All that Breathes’ premieres at the Cannes, highlights pollution

Delhi based director Shaunak Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ is all set to showcase at the Cannes. The Cannes jury nominated the documentary under Special Screening segment at the festival. A 90 minute long documentary, ‘ All that breathes’ is the story of two siblings Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who dedicate their entire lives to treat Black Kites. Although, the movie is nominated at the Cannes, it was appreciated at the Sundance.

‘All that breathes to premiere at the Cannes’

Plot of the movie

The story is set up in the town of Wazirabad. People toss pieces of meat to these black kites. Feeding of meat symbolizes satisfaction of beliefs. The director has highlighted in the movie the adverse effects of the pollution. Birds falling from the sky represent our neglect towards the environment. Delhi is battling with both the Pollution as well as social turmoil. The documentary portrays story of Nadeem and Mohammad two brothers who run a bird clinic in Wazirabad. Shaunak Sen said that the subject’s association with the ecosystem greatly attracted him to the whole story.

Movie Release

The movie premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2022.Also, ‘All that Breathes‘ is selected for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Critics have applauded the documentary for its content.

Reviews of ‘All that Breathes’

Audience reviews for the movie to be watched

All that breathes premieres at the Cannes-Special Category

All that breathes highlights the Delhi’s pollution crisis
The director portrays Human-Bird bond

There are two brothers who take initiative to save the kites. Pollution has deteriorated the environment to a great extent. Due to the people’s negligence, the birds are dying . The situation of the harmful emissions is so critical, it has impacted people’s lives. The movie beautifully represents interdependence and dominance between human and non-human.

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