India stood out at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and the closing ceremony was the perfect finale. Filmmaker Payal Kapadia made history on May 25 by winning the Grand Prix Award for the film All We Imagine As Light.

All We Imagine As Light premiered at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival in its highly acclaimed 'competition section' on May 23. It was the first Indian film to be featured in the festival's main segment in 30 years. The last Indian movie to make it to the competition section was Shaji N Karun's Swaham in 1994, leaving every Indian thrilled.

Members of the Indian film industry have been overjoyed since Payal's victory. Actor-director Farhan Akhtar congratulated #PayalKapadia and team #allweimagineaslight on Instagram, recognizing it as the first Indian film to win the Cannes Grand Prix. Kiara Advani and Alia Bhatt also conveyed their heartfelt congratulations to the team.

Aditi Rao Hydari expressed her pride and congratulations, highlighting the significance of this achievement for Indian cinema. Tovino Thomas and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur applauded this remarkable feat, acknowledging it as an incredible achievement for Indian cinema.

All We Imagine As Light narrates the lives of two nurses from Kerala, Prabha (Kani Kusruti) and Anu (Divyaprabha), who work together at a Mumbai hospital. Their lives take a turn when Prabha receives an unexpected gift, and Anu struggles to find privacy in the bustling city. A trip to a coastal town brings about a change in their lives.