A brilliant and revealing legal drama set in Mumbai.
This screening will now take place at the nearby Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema. The Brunswick Centre, London, WC1N 1AW (nearest tube Russell Square).
When a sewage worker commits suicide in the Indian metropolis Mumbai, a folk singer is accused of provoking the act with his inflammatory lyrics. The Winner of the Lion of the Future Award (Best Debut Film) at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, Court follows this Kafkaesque legal case from the perspectives of the lawyers for the defence and prosecution, the judge, the accused and the widow of the deceased. The film brilliantly captures the labyrinthine maze of the Indian judicial system and the injustices faced by the poor and oppressed.
This screening is part of the British Library’s India 75 events programme in partnership with Day for Night independent film company. The screening will be introduced by a short presentation on the legacy of the courtroom drama in Indian cinema.
Country: India, (2014)
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Runtime: 116 mins
Languages: Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English with English subtitles
Image: Still from Court (2014), courtesy of Day for Night
This event will not be live-streamed.
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