Cannes 2024: India’s Sunflowers Were The First Ones to Know bags La Cinef award

A moment of pride for India has arrived at the 77th Cannes Film Festival as Chidananda S Naik’s Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know won the first prize of La Cinef. The Mysuru doctor-turned-filmmaker made the film at the end of his one-year course in the television wing of Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India. The film is based on a Kannada folk tale about an old woman who steals a rooster. As a result of her action, the son stops rising in the village. The third prize of the La Cinef competition on Thursday went to India-born Mansi Maheshwari’s animation film Bunnyhood.

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