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17 May

Shamoon Abbasi says he’s headed to Cannes Film Festival 2019

Shamoon Abbasi

Shamoon Abbasi has been making waves these days for all the right reasons. The actor-cum-director has confirmed to us that he is in fact en route to the 72nd Festival de Cannes.

Shamoon took to Instagram and posted a picture of his invitation to Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, which is the Directors’ Fortnight, an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The program showcases shorts, feature films and documentaries.



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“#DURJ and its esteemed Director” Mr Shamoon Abbasi” en-route to 72nd Cannes Film Festival” Proud moment for #teamdurj”

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In an exclusive conversation with Something Haute, Shamoon shared he will be representing Durj at the fest.

“I am a member of the French Film Guild Association — Société des réalisateurs de films (SRF) — and have been invited to attend the opening ceremony and the festival at Cannes, and represent Durj there,” he said.

Durj is based on true events revolving around the dark subject of cannibalism. Shamoon’s co-star in Durj, Sherry Shah, also shared her excitement about the news on Instagram.



Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.

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