Durj, the suspense-filled film by Shamoon Abbasi screens at 72nd Cannes Film Festival and we are thrilled. Produced by Dodi Khan, the film is full of actions and the amazing part about the film is that is based on a real-life story which makes it even more interesting. The story revolves around two cannibal brothers who were caught in 2011 while consuming the flesh of corpses in a graveyard and they were freed in the next few years.
Shamoon posted on Facebook, “Wanted to share with my respected bloggers and journalists’ friends that I am not attending Cannes film festival 2019 this year, as I am travelling to Istanbul for the matter of global release of our film Durj and to attend a film conference in turkey. Our team is super proud to have Khan Dodi actor /producer Durj, attending Cannes festival 2019 and be present to join the world in the screening today at 4 pm (Paris time). I wish good luck to everyone that was part of our film. Many congratulations and many good wishes. Indeed proud moment for me as a director, and will surely regret not being able to be present in such a prestigious moment! “so Dodi, the producer represented Durj at Cannes.
Shamoon wanted to release the film in Pakistan first but due to unsupportive behaviour by the local distributed he decided to go abroad. The film will now release in UK, USA, Oman, Qatar, UAE, and Kuwait on 11th October 2019 however, Pakistanis might have to wait a little longer to see the film. According to Shamoon, he went International because he wanted to teach a lesson to the local distributor by the success of the film in other countries. Moreover, he wants to motivate the upcoming filmmakers to make films on different topics.
We congratulate Shamoon and his team as Durj is the first film in the history of Pakistan that is screened at the Cannes film festival.