Anurag Kashyaps latest directorial project Gangs
of Wasseypur will premiere in the Directors Fortnight
section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
as a family drama, spread across three generations and
six decades, the film is a tale of revenge, crime and
love, set against the backdrop of Wasseypur, a small
town near Dhanbad. The film has been reported to be
inspired from the story of Jharkhand politician Suryadev
Singh, Binod Singh, Sakeldeo Singh, and Birendra Pratap
Singh, who was convicted of murder.
Fortnight is a non-competitive section at the Cannes
Festival. Since its inception, it has showcased the
first films of
Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima,
Martin Scorsese, Ken Loach among others.
co-production Chhatrak (Mushrooms), directed by Sri
Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara, was part of
the official lineup of Cannes Directors Fortnight