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Release date: 25 June 2019
Running time: 165 minutes
Khandhar (Ruins) Hindi, English subtitles, India, 1984. Legendary director Mrinal Sen passed in December 2018. We mark his legacy with a special screening of the restored film Khandhar. The film won India's National film award for Best Direction, Best Actress and Best Editing and won awards worldwide. In this magnificent character ensemble a once wealthy landowner Dipu (Pankaj Kapur) invites his friends Subhash (Naseeruddin Shah) and Anil (Annu Kapoor) to his broken-down ancestral home in the country, where they meet the impoverished caretaker and his family including the intelligent dutiful daughter Jamini (Shabana Azmi) who was jilted by her ex-lover. Young Jamini and Subhash form an understated but intense attraction, where the silences say more than words. Plus extended Introduction, 5-7 minutes.
Original title: LIFF 2019: Khandhar + Intro
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Annu Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur
Director: Mrinal Sen
Age restrictions: 12A