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Top 20 Alternative Picks for Cannes 2013: Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly

Ugly – Anurag Kashyap

Section: Directors’ Fortnight

Buzz: Not a stranger to prolific film festivals, Anurag Kashyap’s films have debuted in Venice (Dev D), Toronto (That Girl in Yellow Boots) and most recently last year in Cannes with Gangs of Wasseypur. This year, along with Ugly, he is one of the co-directors of Bombay Talkies which screens in Cannes a a special tribute to India. His latest film seems to be torn from the headlines as the safety of young girls is thrust into the forefront. Designed as a thriller, this kidnapping tale may prove to be timely for audiences not only in India, but everywhere..

The Gist:Rahul and Shalini are the divorced parents of ten-year Kali. The little girl now lives with her mother and step-father, Shoumik, who runs a Mumbai police brigade. One Sunday, Kali is spending the day with her father when she disappea​rs.

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