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MONSOON SHOOTOUT | OPENING NIGHT | UK PREMIERE | Cert 15
Monsoon Shootout
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Hindi with English subtitles | 88 mins | India / UK / Netherlands | Dir. Amit Kumar | with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Varma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Neeraj Kabi.

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18 JULY | 18:15 | CINEWORLD HAYMARKET Location Map Booking Info
21 JULY | 16:00 | CINEWORLD WOOD GREEN Location Map Booking Info

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Fresh from critical acclaim in Cannes, director Amit Kumar masterfully blends a dark cop thriller with a Sliding Doors style narrative. It explores the impact that one man's choices make on the lives of others. As heavy monsoon rains lash the badlands of Mumbai, Adi, a gun toting, rookie cop is out on his first assignment. He faces a life altering decision, whether to shoot, or not to shoot an escaping suspect. His alternative decisions take him on a morality shredding journey, pitting him against a system where the boundaries between the law, crime and self-survival get dangerously blurred. An ensemble cast including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, offer edgy performances in this roller-coaster ride of a movie.

Q&A with Director Amit Kumar and other special guests, hosted by Sunny and Shay, Presenters on BBC London 94.9FM.

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BOMBAY TALKIES | CLOSING NIGHT | UK PREMIERE | Cert 12A
Bombay Talkies
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Hindi / Marathi with English subtitles | 127 mins | India | Dirs. Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap | with Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Randeep Hooda, Rani Mukerji, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naman Jain, Vineet Kumar Singh.

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25 JULY | 18:30 | CINEWORLD HAYMARKET Location Map Booking Info
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Mumbai's spectacular homage to 100 years of Indian cinema is a compilation of four films shot by some of its finest directors. Karan Johar's Ajeeb Dastaan Hain Yeh is the story of a cheeky, gay man Avinash who becomes friends with his female boss Gayatri. She invites her new friend home for dinner but Avinash soon discovers Gayatri's husband has a secret. Dibakar Banerjee's Star is based on Satyajit Ray's short story about a struggling actor who gets a role as an extra in a Bollywood film, and he has this one last chance to prove himself to the world and his daughter. Zoya Aktar's joyful Sheila Ki Jawaani tells of a 12-year-old boy whose dad wants him to play football, but he secretly wants to dance like his Bollywood goddess Katrina Kaif. With the help of his sister the boy chases his dreams. Cult director Anurag Kashyap's Murabba shows a young man, Vijay, from small town Uttar Pradesh travelling to the lights of Mumbai to fulfil his father's almost impossible last wish, to request a favour of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Don't miss this red carpet movie!

Expected Special Guests of the evening include Actor Gulshan Grover talking about 100 Years of Indian Cinema and Producer of Bombay Talkies Ashi Dua.

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PUNE 52 | UK PREMIERE | Cert 12A
Pune 52
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Marathi with English subtitles | 121 mins | India |
Dir. Nikhil Mahajan | with Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni, Sai Tamhankar, Bharti Achrekar.



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19 JULY | 18:30 | ICA Location Map Booking Info
24 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD STAPLES CORNER Location Map Booking Info
     
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The life of a private detective undergoes a dramatic change when he takes up a case that is deeply personal and highly complex. Set in the year 1992, against the backdrop of the finance reform policy that spiralled the Indian middle class into a tizzy of consumerism, reforming everything, including their relationships, Pune 52 is a heartbreaking love story blended with a edge of the seat thriller complete with femme fatales and corrupt officialdom where nothing is as it seems and there is a twist lurking around every corner. This crackling tale is a standard bearer showcasing the continuing resurgence of Marathi cinema.

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B.A. PASS | UK PREMIERE | Cert 15
B.A. Pass
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Hindi / Punjabi with English subtitles. | 100 mins | India | Dir. Ajay Bahl | with Shilpa Shukla, Shadab Kamal, Rajesh Sharma, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Geeta Sharma.

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19 JULY | 18:30 | CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE Location Map Booking Info
19 JULY | 19:30 | CINEWORLD WOOD GREEN Location Map Booking Info
20 JULY | 20:00 | CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE Location Map Booking Info
22 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD WOOD GREEN Location Map Booking Info
23 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD THE O2 Location Map Booking Info
SYNOPSIS

The Graduate meets film noir in this sizzling tale of seduction and betrayal. Circumstances force a small town, shy teenager, Mukesh, to move in with his aunt and her dull offspring in the neon-lit lanes of Delhi's Paharganj. Called over to do some chores he is seduced by a gorgeous cougar whose husband is away. Mukesh and the woman's relationship is forged in lust, lies and deceit, which leaves him spinning and entranced, that is until she farms him out to entertain her lady friends with dangerous consequences.

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72 MILES - EK PRAVAS (72 MILES-A JOURNEY) | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE | Cert 12A
72 mile
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Marathi with English subtitles | 96 mins | India | Dir. Rajeev Patil | with Smita Tambe, Chinmay Sant, Chinmay Kambli, Sharvani Solaskar, Isha Mane.


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20 JULY | 16:00 | CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE Location Map Booking Info
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Ashok, a 13-year-old boy in 1970s India, is sent away to a borstal boarding school for disciplinary reasons cannot cope with the harsh rigours of the establishment and runs way. On the long 72 mile trip home, which he has to undertake on foot as his money is soon stolen, he falls in with Radhakka, a strong woman with her brood of children who are on a similar journey. The group face the wrath of nature, extreme hunger, prejudice and every step is an adventure where tragedy lurks around every corner. Ashok sees how Radhakka, an illiterate woman with not a penny to her name, maintains the most positive outlook towards life through the most difficult times which he witnesses with her. Directed by Rajeev Patil who made the multiple award-winning Jogwa, the film is an adaptation of Ashok Vhaktar's novel which is considered a masterpiece of Marathi literature. The film is co-produced by Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar.

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MAPA (MAP) | UK PREMIERE | Cert PG
Mapa
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Spanish / English with English subtitles | 85mins | India | Dir. Elías León Siminiani | with Elías León Siminiani.


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20 JULY | 13:30 | ICA Location Map Booking Info
24 JULY | 18:00 | PECKHAMPLEX CINEMA (FREE) Location Map Booking Info
SYNOPSIS

Presented by Sin Fin Cinema

A young Spanish director is fired from his job in television. Taking up his dream of making films, he travels to India hoping to make his first feature film and in the process retraces the journey made by his ex-girlfriend only to discover that his real investigation is not in India but in Madrid. However, when he gets home, things do not turn out exactly as he had expected...Halfway between documentary and fiction, Mapa is a road movie in first person, as defined by its director, a 'movie-song'. Equally moving and wryly funny, Mapa is an evocation on how different lives can be in different halves of the globe. It won Best Documentary at the Seville Film Festival and was nominated in the same category at Spain's prestigious Goya Awards.

PeckhanPlex FREE screening supported by: nhs_logo

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LIFE IS GOOD | UK PREMIERE | Cert PG
Life is Good
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Hindi with English subtitles | 98 mins | India |
Dir. Ananth Mahadevan | with Jackie Shroff, Rajit Kapoor, Sunita Sen Gupta, Ankita Shrivastava, Ananya Vij, Sania Anklesaria.


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20 JULY | 14:00 | CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE Location Map Booking Info
21 JULY | 16:00 | CINEWORLD HAYMARKET Location Map Booking Info
SYNOPSIS

A warm-hearted tale of a the unlikely friendship between lonely Rameshwar, a middle aged post office worker (Jackie Shroff), who is plunged into depression after the death of his mother and a 6 year old school girl Mishti, who moves in next door with her single mum. Unstoppable Mishti from day one decides that reserved Rameshwar will be her new buddy. She slowly lifts his spirits and soon changes his outlook on everything. Rameshwar witnesses the girl grow up, but struggles with the realisation that his best friend and almost daughter will one day also leave him. A great cast led by Bollywood star Jackie Shroff offer emotionally charged performances.

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THE BRIGHT DAY | UK PREMIERE | Cert 15
The Bright Day
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Hindi / Marathi with English subtitles | 94 mins | India | Dir. Mohit Takalkar | with Sarang Sathaye, Radhika Apte, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur, Mohan Agashe, Kelly Marie Miller.


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20 JULY | 16:00 | CINEWORLD WANDSWORTH Location Map Booking Info
21 JULY | 14:00 | CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE Location Map Booking Info
23 JULY | 16:00 | CINEWORLD HAYMARKET Location Map Booking Info
     
SYNOPSIS

An unfocused young man cannot get to grips with his humdrum middle class life and yearns for more. He leaves behind his family and girlfriend and goes on a trip across India to find himself. Mohit Takalkar's stunning debut is a visual extravaganza taking in the sights and sounds of India, including temples, rivers, palaces and deserts like never seen before. Even those familiar with India will find plenty to marvel at as Takalkar finds physical and spiritual beauty in the unlikeliest of spaces. The story is based on a long backpacking journey around India by Takalkar and leading man Sathaye that led to them finding their inner core.

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LUCIA | WORLD PREMIERE | Cert 15
Gandu
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Kannada / English with English subtitles | 135 mins | India | Dir. Pawan Kumar | with Sathish, Shruthi Hariharan, Hardhika Shetty, Achyuth Kumar.

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20 JULY | 18:00 | CINEWORLD WANDSWORTH
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21 JULY | 15:30 | ICA Location Map Booking Info
SYNOPSIS

From the director of smash hit Lifeu Ishtene comes Lucia, heralding a new direction for Kannada cinema, being the industry's first crowd funded film. An usher at a decrepit cinema suffers from insomnia. His life changes when he starts getting weird and wonderful dreams but with a caveat. Set in the teeming young metropolis that is Bangalore, the film is a turbulent ride where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred to delirious effect. Please don't reveal the ending after you've watched the film. Prepare to be surprised, very surprised.

Q&A with Director Pawan Kumar and other special guests.

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SHAHID | UK PREMIERE | Cert 15
Runway
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Hindi with English subtitles | 123 mins | India |
Dir. Hansal Mehta | with Raj Kumar Yadav, Prabhleen Sandhu, Baljinder Kaur, Tigmanshu Dhulia, KK Menon.

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20 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD WOOD GREEN
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21 JULY | 18:00 | CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE
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22 JULY | 19:30 | CINEWORLD THE O2 Location Map Booking Info
     
SYNOPSIS

Hansal Mehta's powerful tour de force is based on the real-life trials of activist Indian lawyer Shahid Azmi. It was world premiered at Toronto Film Festival and has since been a hit at festivals around the world. Shahid (Raj Kumar Yadav) is a young Muslim man who gets drawn into a radical group and joins a militant camp in Pakistan Kashmir. He however realises violence is not his path and escapes the camp, but is caught by the police and ends up in Delhi's Tihar Jail. Here he meets his mentor who encourages the bright young man to study a law degree. On release the dynamic Shahid throws himself into hottest part of the legal system, defending Muslims accused of acts of terrorism by the state. As his success in getting acquittals cause dark powers to gather against him, Shahid takes on his greatest and most controversial case, defending one of the men accused of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. The film is sharply shot and edited and it offers a vivid insight into the legal and political mechanisms of modern India.

Q&A with Director Hansal Mehta.

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THE GOOD ROAD | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE | Cert 15
The Good Road
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Gujarati with English subtitles | 89 mins | India |
Dir. Gyan Correa | with Sonali Kulkarni, Ajay Gehi, Keval Katrodia, Poonam Kesar Singh, Shamji Dhana Kerasia, Priyank Upadhyay.

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21 JULY | 16:00 | BFI SOUTHBANK
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23 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD STAPLES CORNER
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24 JULY| 19:30 | CINEWORLD WOOD GREEN
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A metaphysical road movie following three sets of people as they travel along a desolate stretch of highway in India's Kutch region. A young boy from Mumbai separated from his parents, is befriended by a truck driver and his surly assistant who are on a perilous smuggling trip and a young girl on a deeply personal quest is in imminent danger of becoming part of the flesh trade. Over the course of 24 hours these and several other lives collide and hurtle inexorably towards a finale. The stark beauty of one of India's most isolated and dangerous locations is strikingly captured in this debut feature.

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TASHER DESH (THE LAND OF CARDS) | UK PREMIERE | Cert 15
A Decent Arrangement
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Bengali with English subtitles | 114 mins | India |
Dir. Q | with Joyraj Bhattacharjee, Rii Sen, Soumyak Kanti De Biswas, Anubrata Basu, Tillotama Shome, Tinu Verghese, Imaad Shah.

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21 JULY | 19:00 | ICA
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22 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD HAYMARKET
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After shocking the world with Gandu, Director Q returns with this psychedelic take on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's namesake play. A prince and his friend, trapped in a crumbling palace, invoke an Oracle who passes on a message of liberation. They flee the palace and shipwrecked on a paradise island, they encounter a strange culture. The islanders are all soldiers, who call themselves The Cards, and live by a code of rules that outlaws any human behaviour. Thanks to the new arrivals the land of cards sees dissent for the first time. Shot through with lush eroticism, the film boasts a soundtrack featuring acclaimed musicians Asian Dub Foundation, Susheela Raman, Sam Mills, Eric Truffaz, Moog Conspiracy and Anusheh.

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JOSH (AGAINST THE GRAIN) | UK PREMIERE | Cert 12A
Delhi in a Day
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Urdu / English with English subtitles | 104 mins | Pakistan, USA | Dir. Iram Parveen Bilal | with Aamina Sheikh, Mohib Mirza, Khalid Malik, Naveen Waqar, Ali Rizvi.

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23 JULY | 19:00 | CINEWORLD WANDSWORTH
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24 JULY | 18:30 | CINEWORLD HAYMARKET
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SYNOPSIS

Special screening in association with Women in Film & TV (UK)

The life of a high society school teacher is shattered when her beloved nanny inexplicably disappears. Josh is the story of the schoolteacher's search for a dangerous truth in the nanny's feudal village. This empowering film is LIFF's first ever selection from Pakistan and stars Urdu cinema superstars Aamina Sheikh and Mohib Mirza. Josh tackles the themes of class separation, feudalism, poverty, individual empowerment and women's rights head on and takes no prisoners en route. And in Iram Parveen Bilal, Pakistan and world cinema welcomes a bold new voice and a powerful storyteller. Not to be missed!

Q&A with Director Iram Parveen Bilal.

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ELIPPATHAYAM (RAT-TRAP) | CLASSIC
Tooting Broadway
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Malayalam with English subtitles | 121 mins | India |
Dir. Adoor Gopalakrishnan | with Karamana Janardhanan Nair, Sharada, Jalaja, Rajam K. Nair.

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24 JULY | 18:20 | BFI SOUTHBANK
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SYNOPSIS

In this milestone of Indian cinema revered director Adoor Gopalakrishnan deftly documents the tale of a man and his three sisters who cannot comprehend the sweeping changes arising from the demise of feudalism in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Drawing from the experiences of his own family, Gopalakrishnan sets the action in a crumbling mansion where once-proud lives disintegrate in near silence. The film won the Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival in 1982, the only Indian film to have won the coveted award after Satyajit Ray's win in 1959 for The World of Apu.

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SATYAJIT RAY FOUNDATION'S SHORT FILM COMPETITON | FREE EVENT
Amar
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Language(s) : Various, with subtitles
Running Time :
90 Mins
Director : Various
Actors : Various


Shor by Neeraj Ghaywan | Winner 2012
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23 JULY | 18: 30 | THE NEHRU CENTRE (FREE)
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The 2013 Shortlisted films will screen in a special free programme at the Nehru Centre on 23 July at 18:30. The winner of the £1,000 award will be announced on Thursday 25 July, at the Cineworld Haymarket during the closing night Gala. Tickets for this are available for purchase directly from the cinema.please call for information. The 2013 short-listed films are:-

Calcutta Taxi
CALCUTTA TAXI | Dir. Vikram Dasgupta | Canada.
A young Art College student finds his backpack stolen on the day of a political strike. Set in the grimy backdrop of a city going through a political crisis, Calcutta Taxi unravels the story of three lives that coincide and affect each other. Each one having lost and found some things in this chance encounter of life.
I am Micro
I AM MICRO | Dir. Shumona Goel & Shai Heredia | India.
Shot in the passages of an abandoned optics factory and centered on the activities of a low-budget film crew, I Am Micro is an experimental essay about filmmaking, the medium of film, and the spirit of making independent cinema.
FAUX DÉPART
FAUX DÉPART (False Start) | Dir. Shekhar Bassi | UK.
Fahim and Haashid, friends borne of necessity and neither speaking the others language, sit on a secluded French beachhead. Ill prepared and uninformed, the men plan for their journey to England in search of a better life.
SIKH FORMAGGIO
SIKH FORMAGGIO | Dir. Katie Wise, Devyn Bisson, Dan Duran | USA.
After emigrating from India to Italy in search of jobs familiar to their agricultural roots, a Sikh community finds work within the struggling Italian Parmesan industry. As the Sikhs attempt to keep their culture and traditions strong in their new home, they are also helping to preserve a piece of Italy's culture – the art of making parmigiano reggiano cheese.
ON MIGRATION
ON MIGRATION | Dir. Asheq Akhtar | UK.
A short film about the early experiences of migrants from Bangladesh and India, using verbatim accounts from the director's parents as they recount their personal journeys arriving in 1970's England.
KAUN KAMLESHWAR?
KAUN KAMLESHWAR? | Dir. Anurag Goswami | India.
Brothers Madhav and Raghu travel back to their village with a clear mission – to find Kamleshwar and put an end to their troubles. Fate, however, takes an unexpected turn…

2013 Jury: Atif Ghani (Prod Ill Manors) Kim Longinotto (Dir. Salma, Pink Saris) Sunny Grewal (Sunny & Shay Show, BBC London) Meghna Gupta (Shorts Dir: Unravel) Satwant Gill (LIFF).

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LIFE IN PICTURES: ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN MASTERCLASS
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
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19 JULY | 20:45 | BFI SOUTHBANK

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Only two filmmakers from India have won the BFI's Sutherland Trophy – Satyajit Ray and Adoor Gopalakrishnan for his film Elippathayam in 1982. With this rare visit to London, legendary South Indian filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan will speak about his internationally successful career. Leaving his government job to study at the National Film Institute of India, Pune in 1962, he pioneered the first film society in Kerala and set up a co-operative aimed at the production, distribution and exhibition of films. Kerala has remained his base and cultural inspiration. With 11 feature films and over 30 documentaries and shorts, Gopalakrishnan's accolades include India's highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan in 2006, for his contribution to the arts.


Hosted by Derek Malcolm.

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IRRFAN KHAN IN CONVERSATION
Irrfan Khan
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20 JULY | 20:45 | BFI SOUTHBANK

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A graduate of India's National School of Drama, Irrfan Khan had a quiet beginning in Indian television and arthouse features, arriving on the international scene in Asif Kapadia's 2001 BAFTA-winning The Warrior. Notable performances include The Darjeeling Limited, Slumdog Millionaire, A Mighty Heart, Vishal Bharadwaj's Macbeth adaptation Maqbool, Life of Pi and The Amazing Spiderman, and the HBO series In Treatment; he also won India's National Award for Best Actor for playing an athlete turned bandit in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 2010 Paan Singh Tomar. Khan will share his experiences in the British, Hollywood and Indian film industries with director Asif Kapadia.


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OONGA
Oonga

We are sorry to announce, but due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to screen the film Oonga. To those who have already booked tickets we apologise for any inconvenience, please contact Cineworld for a further information:

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