Mumbai-based filmmaker Payal Kapadia has bagged the Oeil d'or (Golden Eye) award for Best Documentary for her film A Night of Knowing Nothing at the Cannes Film Festival. A Night of Knowing Nothing has emerged as the winner in a list of 28 documentaries submitted from around the world. The announcement was made through the Twitter account of Cannes Independent movie selection handle Quinzaine Des Real on Saturday. Cannes 2021 Full Winners List: Titane Wins Palme d’Or; Caleb Landry and Renate Reinsve Take Home Big Honours!
The 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!" Cannes 2021: Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' Receives Nine-Minute Standing Ovation at the Premiere (Watch Video).
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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! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/s0e5ZwyUze
— Quinzaine des Réal. (@Quinzaine) July 17, 2021
The five-member jury was headed by American documentary producer Ezra Edelman. Other names in the jury were French filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli, French actor Deborah Francois, Franco-American film critic Iris Brey and Orwa Nyrabia, artistic director of the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) Amsterdam.
A Night of Knowing Nothing is a story of a college student who writes letters to a lover when he is away.
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