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 Congrès. 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 González Iñárritu has been named the jury president of this year’s festival.
To announce her travel to France, Priyanka wrote:
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It is an absolute honor to represent Nepal and walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. It has always been a dream from as long as I can remember and every year when I saw prominent figures walk the carpet, I used to tell myself 'ONE DAY' and that day is finally here. I will be attending 4 events this year at the Cannes and my participation will be from May 20-24, 2019. Thank you so much Sir Richard Neilsson, Sir Alian Lesueur, Khen Rinpoche Phurba Dorjee Lama, Sir Tenzing Bhutia (Vajrakilya Productions) for giving me this honor to represent Nepal at this prestigious film festival. Also, special thank you to His Excellency Mr Francois-Xavier LEGER, French Ambassador to Nepal, Mr Arnaud Champy, Deputy Chief of Mission, French Embassy, Deepesh Kumar Bidari, Chargé de Mission, French Embassy, Ms. Raveena Desraj Shrestha and Mr. Anil Keshary Shah. Thank you for helping me with everything❤
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:
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I am so so sooooooo relieved but more importantly so Proud to share this news Finally!! I was waiting for You to make it public first baby boo @priyanka.karki 😉 Phew!! But coming back to the point, You are a History Maker and this is but yet another milestone in your Expansive, So-Much-More-to-Experience Life darling. The Biggest Congratulations Phucchu. You go make us more Proud. Secretly still wishing we could have all made it as originally planned for that Europe trip after your red carpet walk and Cannes but will wait for You to completely Wow everyone there and return with opportunities and memories before us all joining Ayush. Congratulations again and You make me so so Proud. You deserve this like no one else in Nepal. Love You❤️😘. #trailblazer #proudmomma #proudfamily #cannes #cannesfilmfestival