Aimee Baruah becomes first Assamese actor at Cannes
Aimee Baruah at Cannes Film Festival

Actress-turned-filmmaker Aimee Baruah made her Cannes debut this year.

Baruah impressed the crowd on the red carpet and made history, becoming the first Assamese actor to walk the Cannes red carpet.

At the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Semkhor, directed by Baruah and the first-ever Dimasa language film, gathered positive remarks from viewers.

The film is an attempt to capture the life of the Samsa community, who by virtue of customs, rituals and ancient beliefs loves to live a life secluded from the outside world.

Taking to Twitter, Baruah wrote, “It has been an amazing experience being a part of the prestigious 75th #CannesFilmFestival. The amount of interest & appreciation generated by “Semkhor” has been truly overwhelming. It has been an absolute honor for me, my homeland, the North East & my country, India.”

“Overwhelmed by interest amongst people from different parts of the world regarding “Semkhor”. Massive thanks to my team for helping me bring a film about our soil, our language, to this prestigious platform & the immense respect it has garnered from all across the globe,” she added.

“Delighted & proud to have walked down the red carpet at the #CannesFilmFestival draped in Muga silk, representing my language and culture at this festival. My heartfelt gratitude to the Government of India, the organisers of the festival and the people of my home-state, Assam,” she further added.

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