Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 179: Fri Jun 28

Miss Lovely (Ahluwalia, 2012): Rich Mix Cinema [at East End Film Festival] 6.30pm
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch

This movie screens as part of the East End Film Festival, which runs from June 25 to July 10. Here are the details of the full programme.

Here is their introduction: Set in the seedy world of India’s so called ‘C grade’ Hindi film industry of the 1980s, Ahluwalia challenges preconceptions of Indian cinema, spinning a yarn of two film producer brothers (Wasseypur’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Anil George) whose prolific output of trashy cinema is threatened by the arrival of Pinky (Niharika Singh), a struggling actress who is more than meets the eye. A visually ravishing evocation of an era taking in sleazy hotels, abandoned warehouses, damaged wannabe stars and movie loving gangsters, this decade-spanning tragedy deserves its reputation as India’s answer to P.T. Anderson’s Boogie Nights.

Sight & Sound's Jonathan Romney described the director Ashim Ahluwalia as "a very impressive talent, and given the oppressive conventions of the Indian film industry, he’s clearly an independent spirit and then some."

Here is the trailer.

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