Arunachal’s ‘Sangi Gai’ to shine at Cannes Film Festival 2024

In a momentous achievement for the entire Northeast region, the film “Sangi Gai” from Arunachal Pradesh is set to grace the screens at the prestigious Marché du Film during the Cannes Film Festival-2024. Scheduled from May 14 to 23, 2024, the festival will showcase a curated selection of films from across the globe, with “Sangi Gai” representing the rich cinematic talent of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed his jubilation and extended his heartfelt congratulations to the team behind “Sangi Gai.”

 Taking to social media platform X, Khandu lauded the achievement, stating, “I’m so happy to learn that @nfdcindia has selected Arunachali film ‘Sangi Gai’ to be showcased at Marché du Film during Cannes Film Festival-2024 in France.” Describing it as a moment of great pride for the state, Khandu commended Producer Alison Welly Bakha, Creative Producer Hali Welly, and Director Nyago Ete for bringing rare laurels to Arunachal Pradesh, offering his best wishes for their success.

Directed by Nyago Ete and produced by Allison Welly Bakha, “Sangi Gai” has garnered acclaim for its authentic portrayal and unique storytelling. Bakha attributed the film’s success to Ete’s visionary direction and the raw talent of the cast. The movie narrates the tale of Tamar, a resident of Sangi-Gai village, who stumbles upon an exotic chest while searching for his lost brother Tamey. This discovery propels him into a journey to an unknown land in the distant future, disrupting the fabric of time in the year 1914.

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