Room C211, Hendon
The World Film Festival offers fortnightly film screenings to staff and students across the University who will find them directly beneficial in their research, course of study or subject area.
In addition to enhancing the understanding of diverse issues and cultures from across the world, the films may also prove particularly beneficial to those of you studying or teaching in other areas such as languages, performance arts or film production.
You may also explore different aspects of the film in a group debate, which evolves directly after the screening.
1. Monsoon Wedding(Mira Nair, India & 4 other countries, 2001)
In Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair has made her own version of a Bollywood movie and depicts romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi wedding in Delhi. A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
2.Salaam Bombay!(Mira Nair, India, 1988)
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for his brother’s bicycle which has been destroyed. Krishna is left behind by the circus and takes a train to Bombay. He dreams of saving 500 rupees to return home, but life on the streets of Bombay is not easy. Even if the film is 25 years old, very similar problems continue to exist.
3. Bluffmaster! (Rohan Sippy, India, 2005)
Roy Kapoor is a conman who cons everybody, even his girlfriend Simi. On the day of their engagement, however, Roy's true face is exposed and he loses Simi. As if that were not enough, Roy finds out that he has a tumour and is going to die in less than three months. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who destroyed his father.