Marking 70 years since the partition of India, this year’s Beyond Borders International Festival’s focus on the Indian sub-continent includes the screening of three films that explore the impact of this momentous event in history, and its reverberations today.
This acclaimed biographical drama explores the life of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, the Indian leader who stood against British rule of his country. Dedicated to non-violent resistance, Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) is initially dismissed by officials, including the influential Lord Irwin (John Gielgud), but over time his cause gains international renown, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Spiderman: HomecomingDate: 20/08/2017Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four Just as young Peter Parker returns home, new villain the Vulture emerges to threaten everything Peter holds dear.
DunkirkDate: 20/08/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four A stellar cast - Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance - in this new thriller directed by Christopher Nolan.
Garam HavaDate: 24/08/2017Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPrice: £9, £6 This historic film focuses the plight of a North Indian Muslim businessman who wrestles over whether to go to Pakistan or remain in India.
The Journey WithinDate: 25/08/2017Time: 7:00 pm - 8:18 pmPrice: £9, £6 A multi award-winning docu-film detailing the origins of a Pakistani music show dedicated to reclaiming the rich musical heritage of the country.