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.
Beyond Borders International Festival presents a partition trilogy of films.
Garam Hava (‘Scorching Winds’) (1973, 146 mins, Urdu with English subtitles)
The first film to deal with the human consequences of the 1947 partition of India, Garam Hava focuses on the plight of a North Indian Muslim businessman who, in the months after Gandhi’s assassination in 1948, wrestles over whether to join many others in moving his family to Pakistan, or remain in India. Directed by M.S. Sathyu, this controversial film remains one of the most poignant examinations of the post-partition flight of Muslims in India.
England is MineDate: 01/10/2017Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four An entertaining, funny and tragic portrait of Morrissey before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 80's band The Smiths.
The Dark TowerDate: 01/10/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the man in black and the fabled Dark Tower.
Nut Job 2: Nutty by NatureDate: 15/10/2017Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pmPrice: £9, £6, £25 family of four Surly and his friends must stop the City's mayor destroying their home to make way for an amusement park.
Final PortraitDate: 15/10/2017Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrice: £9, £6 for schoolchildren, £25 family of four American writer James Lord realises his life is being hijacked by erratic genius Alberton Giacometti.