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Nursing the Wound: Payal Kapadia Embarks on Roadtrip for “All We Imagine As Light”

Nursing the Wound: Payal Kapadia Embarks on Roadtrip for “All We Imagine As Light”

A project we’ve earmarked for a possible Cannes Film Festival showcase next year, Payal Kapadia‘s fiction debut is set to move into production shortly. Le film français reports that All We Imagine As Light which landed Gan Fondation grants and was part of the Oxbelly Writers & Directors Lab in 2020 will be produced by Petit Chaos’ Thomas Hakim and Julien Graff. We don’t have any leads on the casting of the film – but figure this will be unveiled much later down the line. We already put this among our most anticipated films for 2024. Kapadia broke out big in 2021 in the Quinzaine section for the magical A Night Of Knowing Nothing (was the winner of the L’Œil d’or award – Cannes’ Best Docu film). Could this new film fit the sub-genre of finding a companion and hitting the road? We’ll update this project as we receive more info.

This tells the story of Praba, a nurse, who receives an unexpected gift from her long estranged husband that throws her life into disarray. Her younger roommate, Anu, tries in vain to find a private spot in the big city to be alone with her boyfriend. One day the two nurses go on a road trip to a beach town where the mystical forest becomes a space for their dreams to manifest.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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