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Shiraz (U) Film Screening

30 May, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings ‘“ all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive which features a specially commissioned score by the Grammy Award-winning Anoushka Shankar.

Director: Franz Osten
Cast: Charu Roy, Himansu Rai

Country: India
Year: 1928
Duration: 105m

Preceded by:
RETRACING KAMPALA – research documentation (8m)
Said Adrus returns to Kampala, the city of his childhood, for the first time in 40 years.
Courtesy of the New Art Exchange

Tickets ‘£9 (concessions available)

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