Midnight's Children - Opening Film!
Saturday May 11th at 4:30pm at Regent Square Theater $20
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2012 / India / Director: Deepa Mehta / 146 minutes
Language: English, Hindi, Urdu
Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress at the Genie Awards, London Film Festival
[Advisory: Adult situations, mild violence]
Winner of multiple Genie (Canada’s Oscars) Awards. Adapted from Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning 1981 bestseller, Deepa Mehta’s vision of Midnight’s Children’s is the long-awaited film adaptation. Prepare for a feast of magical realism and rich with layer upon layer of meaning, history, and memory. Voiced by Salman Rushdie himself, the film is presented to us in the form of a tale, akin to the Indian oral tradition and Arabian Nights. Late era colonial India is the setting. The questions around religion, independence, and eventually- partition- are not distant. These questions, and eventually the answers, are integral the way their lives unfold. A delight from start to finish, the fable given us in Midnight’s Children’s. Yet it is not simply a fable, it is visual poetry.