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Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal’s debut production ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ set for Cannes screening

Indian couple Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s debut production, “Girls Will Be Girls,” is set to be screened at the prestigious 77th Cannes Film Festival. The iconic Alexandre III theatre will host the film on May 22 and 23, followed by an additional screening at the Raimu Hall on May 24.

Directed by Shuchi Talati, “Girls Will Be Girls” is a compelling narrative set in a boarding school in a small Himalayan hill town in northern India. The film follows Mira, a 16-year-old girl whose journey of self-discovery and rebellion intertwines with her mother’s coming-of-age experiences. Chadha and Fazal’s joint venture, Pushing Buttons Studios, in collaboration with Blink Digital and Dolce Vita Films, produced the film.

The film made waves at the SXSW Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Entry category and the Special Jury Award for Lead Actress Preeti Panigrahi.

“We are thrilled to see ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ reach the Cannes Film Festival. This project is very close to our hearts, and the recognition it has received so far has been overwhelming. Producing this film has been a labor of love, and to see it resonate with audiences globally is incredibly fulfilling. We believe in the power of stories that challenge and inspire, and ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ does just that,” Chadha said.

Faizal echoed Chadha’s sentiments, saying: “From the very beginning, we knew ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ was a special project. The response at Sundance was beyond our expectations, and now premiering at Cannes is a dream come true. Suchi Talati has crafted a beautiful, poignant story that deserves this platform. We are proud to be part of a film that not only entertains but also sparks important conversations. This is just the beginning, and we are excited for what’s to come.”

(Inputs from ANI)

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