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Shiraz (U) Film Screening

24 May 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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