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    Celebrities share their wish list from Cannes Film Festival 2015

    It is that time of the year when glamorous French fashion and the finest world cinema unite. The 68th Cannes Film Festival opened with Emmanuelle Bercot’s French drama, La Tete Haute (Standing Tall). Incidentally, the last time a female
    director opened the event was in 1987, with Diane Kurys’ A Man in Love. With 19 movies competing for
    the Palme d’Or prize, we ask top actors and an editor what they are looking forward to:

    Irrfan Khan4
    While the consummate actor was a big hit at the film festival last year, thanks to his film The Lunchbox, Irrfan Khan will miss the event this year. He shares his wish list:

    Amy  by Asif Kapadia is a film I can watch over and over again. The documentary on the singer is heart-touching.
    I also want to watch Natalie Portman’s A Story of Love and Darkness. She was my co-star in New York, I Love You and it would be a delight to watch her.
    Finally, I want to watch Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot, which has an interesting  story.

     

    Richa Chadda3
    The actress is all geared to leave for the French Riviera on May 23, for her second visit to the Cannes Film Festival. She lists her three favourites:

    Though I’m part of the film, I haven’t watched Masaan. It has made it to the Un Certain Regard category and, for a debutant director (Neeraj Ghaywan), that is no mean feat.

    One of the most awaited film is Youth. I am a fan of the star cast as well. It has an interesting story.
    I am a huge fan of Dogtooth  so I want to watch Yorgos Lanthimos’ Lobster, which boasts a highly unusual storyline.

    Shamas Siddiqui1

    The director’s film, Miyan Kal Ana, is competing at the film festival. But that doesn’t mean he won’t be checking out other directorials:

    I want to watch Masaan, by director Neeraj Ghaywan. I saw his short film,  Shor, in 2013, and he did a great job with that. So I am curious about his feature debut.

    Asif Kapadia’s Amy is next. I loved the UK-based director’s previous film, Warrior and The Bypass.
    I want to end with the Irrational Man by Woody Allen. He is a director I have grown up watching and he is my guru in filmmaking.

    Sreekar Prasad2
    Our leading film editor is clear about his choices. “Arabian Nights because of Miguel Jontel Pimentel, whose previous film was stunning. I also want to watch Lobster because of its premise and the Greek directors. Finally, there is Carol from director Todd Haynes and Cate Blanchett who is brilliant.”

    Text: Mrinalini Sundar

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