74th Cannes Film Festival: Payal Kapadia Bags The Oeil D’or (Golden Eye) Award In The Best Documentary Category For Her Movie, A Night Of Knowing Nothing

Payal Kapadia’s A Night of Knowing Nothing won in the best documentary category at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Read more

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74th Cannes Film Festival: Payal Kapadia Bags The Oeil D’or (Golden Eye) Award In The Best Documentary Category For Her Movie, A Night Of Knowing Nothing
Director Payal Kapadia’s A Night of Knowing Nothing bagged the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) award in the best documentary category at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. This amazing news of an Indian filmmaker bagging this prestigious award was announced on the official Twitter account of Director's Fortnight.

Their tweet read, “The Oeil d’Or, the award for best documentary presented at the Cannes Film Festival all sections combined, goes to 'A Night of Knowing Nothing' by Payal Kapadia, a film selected at the Directors’ Fortnight. Our warmest congratulations to Payal Kapadia and the entire film crew!" A Night of Knowing Nothing traces a story of a student studying university in India, who is penning down letters to her estranged partner, while they are away from one another

A Night of Knowing Nothing was screened at Directors’ Fortnight, a section that parallely runs with the festival. Oeil d’or jury had American documentary producer Ezra Edelman headed the jury members French actor Deborah Francois, French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli Franco-American, film critic Iris Brey and artistic director of the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) Amsterdam, Orwa Nyrabia.


Filmmaker Resul Pookutty congratulated her and tweeted, “What be a proud moment for @FTIIOfficial @FTIIWisdomTree #PayalKapadia Huge huge congratulations…After #Sukhdev it’s You who took the Indian documentaries to the global stage… This is a huge achievement….Proud moment for Indian cinema and proudest for an #FTIIan.” ALSO READ: Cannes 2021: Influencer Diipa Buller Khosla Wears Breast Pumps On Her Red Carpet Gown Making A Powerful Statement On Embracing Motherhood

Kapadia, an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, back in 2017 had presented her short film titled Afternoon Clouds at the Cannes Film. ALSO READ: Actress Jodie Turner-Smith Becomes A Victim Of Theft During Her Debut Appearance At Cannes Film Festival 2021



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