Anurag Kashyap’s police noir Kennedy to close Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne 2023


The much-awaited noir thriller film Kennedy by Anurag Kashyap has been selected as the closing film at the 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Kennedy had its grand world premiere at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival, and its selection as the closing night film for IFFM 2023 makes it no less than a  cinematic masterpiece. The film has a gripping storyline and outstanding performances by the lead cast of Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat. 

The closing night ceremony will be attended by the director himself, Anurag Kashyap, who is known for pushing the boundaries of Indian cinema with his bold and unique storytelling. The lead cast of the film will also grace the event. A day ahead of the closing night, on August 19, Anurag Kashyap and the lead cast will participate in an exclusive in-conversation session about Kennedy with a live audience. It promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience for audiences. 

Anurag said, "I am delighted that Kennedy is the closing film at IFF, Melbourne. It’s the first Indian film festival we are playing in the world, and I am excited to know the response of the audience. I will be there to attend the same and gauge the response, and am sure that they’ll like the film, like the global audience who’s seen the film till now."

Founder and Festival Director of IFFM, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, also shared her enthusiasm for the film, stating, "Anurag Kashyap is known for his groundbreaking work, and 'Kennedy' is no exception. It is a powerful film that engages the audience from start to finish. We are proud to have 'Kennedy' as our closing night film and look forward to welcoming Anurag Kashyap and the talented cast to the festival."

The 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will run from August 11 to 20 showcasing the most notable films.