Foreign Film: Midnight’s Children
10/19/2013, 2:00 PM to 4:10 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid i.d./Free with VIP Film Pass map
“Born in the hour of
India’s freedom. Handcuffed to history.” This epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta is based
on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight
on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two
newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the
illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple,
are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously
intertwined and are inextricably linked to India’s whirlwind journey of
triumphs and disasters. From the unlikely romance of Saleem’s grandparents to
the birth of his own son, Midnight’s
Children is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone.
Hopeful, comic and magical – the film conjures images and characters as rich
and unforgettable as India herself.
Deepa Mehta | U.K. | 2012 | 140 minutes
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