Kathmandu: Popular and critically-acclaimed actress Surakshya Panta has registered her name as the first Nepali actress to walk the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.
She walked the red carpet of the event held in France on Wednesday along with the cast of ‘The Eight Mountains’, her international project set to premiere in Cannes.
Panta took to social media to announce her presence at the festival and has been uploading her pictures taken in France.
Panta got a chance to be involved in the film as some parts of the movie were filmed in Manang, Nepal. The movie was directed by Belgian film Director Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, and is based on the novel ‘Le Otto Montagne’ by Paolo Cognetti.
Felix is known for his cinema “The Broken Circle Breakdown” being nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
The Cannes Film Festival which was halted for two years due to Covid-19 took place in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
Panta’s involvement in the ceremony included the premiere, press meet, and a photo shoot. She wore a vibrant robe-like red gown for the red carpet event designed by Tenzin Tseten Bhutia.
The dress she wore at the photoshoot was a pink layered organza gown designed by Nepamode, and she accessorized it with some pink flowers in her hair.
Sharing her experience of the event on social media she wrote, “It feels like the world is watching my people through my presence. A representation is heavy work and the way I am being celebrated and supported by everyone, I feel blessed.”
About her red carpet debut at Cannes, she wrote, “Walking on the red carpet was like a surreal moment, and getting the opportunity to witness one of the biggest ambiances of the celebration for film and storytellers is something I will cherish throughout my life. It feels like a flicker.”