Sunday, 7 July 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 205: Wed Jul 24

Rat-Trap (Gopalakrishnan, 1982): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.20pm

This landmark film is screening as part of the London Indian Film Festival. Here are all the details.

Time Out review:
A middle-aged rural landowner, who has never had to do a thing for himself, loses the female relatives who wait on him, one after another, and watches helplessly as his estate, already ravaged by thefts and mismanagement, falls into decay. Not a fresh subject, but the treatment is extraordinary: using rats as his governing metaphor, Gopalakrishnan constructs his film like a cinematic rondo, making every composition and every camera movement count. 
Tony Rayns

Here is the opening of the movie.

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