For the first time in the history of Nepali film industry, actress Priyanka Karki has become the first representative to go to the festival.
About the festival:
The Cannes Festival was called the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) until 2002. Now, Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
The festival was founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des CongrÃ¨s. It is one of the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is taking place between 14 and 25 May 2019. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu has been named the jury president of this year’s festival.
To announce her travel to France, Priyanka wrote:
Priyanka’s to-be mother-in-law wrote as a comment: “Cannot wait to see the photos baby boo. So Proud of You but as I keep saying and I say it again, no one is more deserving of this breakthrough for Nepal and for an invitation from Nepal to the Cannes Film Festival than YOU❤️❤️. You have worked tirelessly and earned the top-most space here, let this exposure be worthy of the numerous talents and intelligence and beauty You possess to be recognized four further breakthroughs in the international arena darling. Will Wait to watch You do your strut where You will look Absolutely Stunning for sure. Go WOW them and this invitation to walk to ACTUAL red carpet in Cannes and for You being the very FIRST from Nepal deserves accolades and recognition which I am sure has just begun and we await your return luv. So so Proud of You. Blessings and Congratulations baby❣️❣️ Shine Brighter and Brighter every day and make use of that rusk and tea‼️‼️ Love You Phucchu”
and a separate post in her own account: