Court (15)

Mon 27 Jun 2016, Thu 30 Jun 2016, Sat 09 Jul 2016 | 7.30pm | £6*

*Please note that there is a £1.50 fee per transaction

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Court (15)

Dir. Chaitanya Tamhane India, 2015, 116 mins

English subtitles

Narayan Kamble, an ageing folk singer living in Mumbai is accused of abetting a suicide when a sewerage worker is found dead after allegedly hearing Kamble’s seditious lyrics. With no evidence and few witnesses, events unfold in a lower Mumbai courtroom, shedding a cold light on the justice system in contemporary India. With glimpses into the private lives the lawyers, the prosecutor and the judge personal prejudices, corruption and ultimately injustice is illuminated.

Featuring a superbly understated script, brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors, and a naturalistic approach Court is a riveting portrait of contemporary India told through an affecting mix of both humanity and humour.

Showing Times

  • Mon 27 Jun: 7.30pm
  • Thu 30 Jun: 7.30pm
  • Sat 9 Jul: 7.30pm

★★★★ ‘Perceptive and powerful’
LITTLE WHITE LIES

★★★★ ‘Grimly compelling legal drama’
THE TIMES

★★★★ ‘A humane and absorbing big-city film’
THE SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★ “Funny-cautionary picture of justice at work in Mumbai”
FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★ ‘Quietly brilliant’
CINE VUE

★★★★ ‘A masterful piece of social cinema’
THE LIST

‘A major film on the worrying state of freedom of speech in the Indian democracy’
LE MONDE

‘A rich, nuanced film’
SCREEN

‘Tamhane and his team deserve a place at the high table of international cinema… Film of the Month’
SIGHT & SOUND

 

Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix

 

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