The Pakistani short film 'Bench' was screened at the Cannes International Independent Film Festival (CIIFF), another French film festival similar to the world's oldest and most famous film festival 'Cannes'.
The Cannes International Independent Film Festival is not part of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and is the new film festival, with its first show this year. The Cannes Film Festival in France is the world's oldest and most famous film festival, while three or four other film festivals of the same name are held in France each year.
Pakistani short film "Bench" by Usman Mukhtar is being screened today at the Cannes International Film Festival taking place in France from October 18-20, 2020. 👏🎬🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/7NWoyCfoU0— Embassy of Pakistan, Paris, France (@PakinFrance) October 20, 2020
The Pakistani short film 'Bench' was screened not at the oldest film 'Cannes' but at a new festival with a similar name, the first of which was held this year. According to the Cannes International Independent Film Festival website, the Pakistani film 'Bench' was screened on the last day of the festival on October 20. The Twitter handle of the Pakistani embassy in France was also tweeted regarding the screening of director Usman Mukhtar's film at the festival and it was informed that the 'bench' was presented on October 20.
The story of 'Bench' revolves around a couple who discuss social issues on an empty bench in a public park. The couple sitting on the 'bench' are shown talking about social issues in different ways while discussing the problems and obstacles in their lives. The film stars Rabia Chaudhry and Usman Mukhtar in the lead roles. The film has been screened at other international film festivals.
The Cannes International Independent Film Festival screened films from more than 70 different countries, including 'Bench', and the festival opened on October 18. All the films of the three-day film festival were screened at various venues.