Anurag Kashyap is known for his work in films such as Bombay Velvet and Gangs of Wasseypur
- Anurag Kashyap announced the news on Twitter
- Raman Raghav 2.0 is based on the life of a serial killer
- The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 11-22
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's film Raman Raghav 2.0
will premiere at the 'Director's Fortnight' section of the Cannes Film Festival. (Also Read: Cannes 2016: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor to Walk Red Carpet
An ecstatic Mr Kashyap, whose films including Gangs Of Wasseypur
and Bombay Talkies
have previously been showcased in Cannes, announced the news on Twitter:
Celebratory tweets began pouring in soon after Mr Kashyap announced the news:
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the titular role in the film which is based on the life of serial killer Raman Raghav.
Marco Bellocchio's Sweet Dreams
will open the festival. Other films lined-up include Uda Benyamina's Divines
, Alejandro Jodorosky's Endless Poetry
and Claude Barras's My Life as a Courgette
. US filmmaker Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog
will be showcased on the closing night.
The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 11-22.