Shaunak Sen, this is the name that remains the headline of every news channel these days. Why not, this name has proudly expanded the chest of the country in the Cannes Film Festival held in France. Yes, on Saturday, Shaunak Sen, the producer of the documentary ‘All That Breathes’, has stunned at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. He has also got his name registered in Cannes by winning L’Oil d’Or meaning ‘The Golden Eye Award’ for his documentary. The documentary ‘All That Breaths’ is based on two brothers from Delhi. Inspired by his life, producer Shaunak Sen made this documentary and dominated the Cannes red carpet.
This documentary, written about the lives of two brothers from Delhi, Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shahzad, creates a new example of humanity. These two brothers who rescue and treat injured birds, especially the black eagle. In addition, this documentary also shows how environmental pollution affects the lives of eagles.
At the same time, the condition of the capital has also been shown well in the film. Both brothers are also keeping their distance from Delhi in view of pollution. Recently, ‘All That Breaths’ premiered in a special screening segment at Cannes. In which Shaunak Sen was awarded the award for this film.
Shaunak Sen defeated these famous producers in Cannes
In the premiere, this 90-minute long film was chosen as the winner by the jury. It also included Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Hollande, Ukrainian writer-director Irina Tsilek, French actor Pierre Deladonchamps, journalist Alex Vicente and Moroccan writer-filmmaker Hicham Fallah. After defeating them, Shaunak Sen got this title written in his name.
Shaunak Sen becomes second Indian to win ‘The Golden Eye Award’
Let us tell you that in this award, Shaunak Sen got a cash prize of 5 thousand euros, which is about 4.16 lakh rupees in Indian currency. Also, Shaunak has now become the second Indian to win ‘The Golden Eye Award’ at the doorstep of Cannes. Earlier last year, Payal Kapadia’s ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ had bagged this award.
These celebrities congratulated Shaunak Sen
Congratulations to Indian filmmaker Shaunak Sen for the conferment of L’Oeil d’or award for his documentary All That Breathes at Cannes Film Festival. I am sure, this will inspire other Indian documentary makers to make it big at the world stage. pic.twitter.com/QHqn3Y4TvD
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) May 28, 2022
On this special occasion, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur extended many congratulations to Shaunak Sen for his resounding victory. Apart from this, CPM leader Sitarama Yechury also praised Shaunak and congratulated him. Let us tell you that Shaunak Sen has completed his studies from JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia of Delhi. His documentary will be available on HBO Max next year in 2023.