Cannes 2024: Radhika Apte’s feminist revenge movie ‘Sister Midnight’ to premiere at ‘Directors’ Fortnight’

Radhika Apte stars in ‘Sister Midnight,’ which has been selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Karan Kandhari directed the movie.

The first trailer for Radhika Apte’s film ‘Sister Midnight’ is now available. Karan Kandhari’s film will have its world premiere during Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. It is the only Indian film selected for the Cannes sidebar.

The film is characterised as a ‘female vengeance picture’ with a ‘twisted love tale’ set in Mumbai. Radhika published the first promotional trailer from the project, titled “Sneaky Peak at Sister Midnight, premiering at Director’s Fortnight Cannes on May 19th!” #SisterMidnight #Quinzaine2024.


When Apte launched the promo, her coworkers and well-wishers quickly applauded her. Anurag Kashyap responded with heart emojis, while Zoya Akhtar wrote, “Congratulations.”

“Mumbai-set twisted love story – A fantastical punk comedy, a feminist revenge film, and a revamped vampire movie rolled into one. An original, funny and macabre tale centred on a rebellious, misanthropic character. We follow the trials and tribulations of Uma — a young, newly married woman — who discovers the realities of married life in a Bombay slum, and whose thirst for vengeance will not be abated,” reads the official synopsis of the film by British Council.

In addition to Apte, the film features Ashok Pathak in a prominent part. Wellington Films, Radhika, Suitable Pictures, Alan McAlex, Film4, and the British Film Institute all contributed to its financing.