Pakistani showbiz’s talented actor and director Usman Mukhtar will be making his Cannes debut, as confirmed by Mukhtar himself.
The actor took to Instagram to share that his short film with actor Ruby Chaudhry has been shortlisted for the Cannes International Independent Film Festival.
“With great humility, joy and pride do we announce that ‘Bench’ has been selected at the first Cannes International Independent Film Festival – CIIFF,” wrote Mukhtar.
He went on to add more, “We strive for the love of art and cinema and hope to reach new heights. We will continue making more films and also make it to the one and only Cannes Film Festival one day.”
Also, Ruby Chaudhry expressed gratitude on Instagram.
She wrote, “A big thanks is in order to everyone that watched it and showed so much love and appreciation.”
The film sees two people, already at difficult crossroads of their respective lives, come across one another. Written by Ali Mudar and directed by Mukhtar.