Friday, December 21, 2012

Screened "TRISHNA" Thursday 10 January 2013

6.30pm drinks and nibbles
7.00pm film screens
Thursday 10 January 2013
At the historic Wehl Street Theatre, Mount Gambier

**** Margaret Pomeranz "ABC's At the Movies"

"POWERFUL. Freida Pinto commands the screen, the film is as deep and thrilling as Pinto’s performance, leaving us not just stirred but thoroughly shaken."
Karen Durbin, Elle Magazine

"Infused with the spirit of India. Riz Ahmed is a revelation, showings bags of leading man ability in a performance of immense charm and edge."
Allan Hunter, Screen International

"Nobody can take an audience on a journey like Michael Wintebottom and this film is no exception."
E. Nina Roth, Huffington Post

The bold new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'

 From acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom (GENOVA, A MIGHTY HEART) comes a modern day re-telling of Thomas Hardy's classic novel "Tess of the d’Ubervilles". Starring SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’S Freida Pinto, TRISHNA is a beautifully shot tale of love and tragedy set across modern day rural Rajasthan and the thriving metropolis of Mumbai. 

Trishna (Freida Pinto) lives a poor, sheltered life until one day she meets the wealthy young Jay (Riz Ahmed), who has come back to India to work in his father's hotel business. Being the sole provider for her family since her father’s accident, Trishna agrees to leave Rajasthan to work for Jay, and gradually they fall in love. Despite their feelings for each other, their relationship must remain a secret due to the conflicting pressures of a traditional society. 

After a dramatic event separates the two, Jay tracks Trishna down and offers her a more liberated life full of possibility in Mumbai. As time passes, the relationship begins to transform and Jay’s true character emerges. Trishna soon finds herself torn between her family, a life of new freedom and the reality of her troubled relationship

Release details: Limited national release
Classification: MA
Duration: 117 mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Lead actor: Freida Pinto
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth, Kalki Koechl, Anurag Kashyap
Producer: Sunil Bohra, Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom
Screenplay: Thomas Hardy (Novel)
Music: Amit Trivedi, Shigeru Umebayashi
Distributor: Madman Entertainment
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom