Film on Urdu poet Majaz Lakhnawi screened at Cannes Marche du Film 2023

Updated: May 20 2023 5:31PM

Cannes, May 20 (PTI) A new film on the life and times of Urdu poet Majaz Lakhnawi is among the Indian entries at the Cannes Marche du Film 2023.

"Majaz: A Life in Poetry", written and directed by Huma Khalil, was screened here on Saturday.

Khalil, the founder of Rekhta Foundation, which is engaged in the promotion of Urdu through its hugely popular website and a well-regarded annual festival of letters, has plans to use the audiovisual medium to tell stories about poets and writers who contributed to the growth of the language.