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Gurinder Chadha film ‘Viceroy’s House’ headed for world premiere in Berlin

Gurinder Chadha film ‘Viceroy’s House’ headed for world premiere in Berlin

January 13 2017

GURINDER CHADHA’S next film, “Viceroy’s House” will get its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (known popularly as ‘The Berlinale’).

It will screen there on Sunday, February 12. The film is set to release on March 3 in the UK and contains one of the finest international casts ever assembled in recent times.

This Partition drama, set in the tumultuous time of Britain’s withdrawal from India after some 300 years, stars Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, Gillian Anderson, one-time “X-Files” star as his wife, Edwina, and Michael Gambon and Simon Callow as senior and pivotal figures of the British Raj. There is also a love story played out by rising talents, Huma Qureshi (“Gangs of Wasseypur“, “Ek Thi Dayaan“) and Manish Dayal (“The Hundred-Foot Journey“).

We have sneak preview scene, described as ‘lawn scene’ (below) – watch it, it will give you a sense of the film and its themes and features all the film’s main characters and stars.

This is probably Chadha’s most personal film to date and is a long time passion project of hers.

She said: “I am honoured that VICEROY’S HOUSE has been selected by the Berlin Film Festival. My film is an inspirational intensely personal true story about the traumatic events that took place at the end of the British Empire in India, events that tore my own family apart. The Festival gives us a brilliant opportunity to showcase my passion project to a global audience.”

The film is released by Pathe internationally, except in India, where Reliance Entertainment will distribute. Thanks to them for the clip…

Viceroy's House (clip-scene on lawn)

Viceroy's House – clip – scene on the lawn…NEWS: Gurinder Chadha's next film, 'Viceroy's House' will get its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday, February 12. It will be the world premiere of the film…here's a sneak clip courtesy of Pathe and Reliance Entertainment. It goes on release in the UK on March 3.This is probably Chadha's most personal film to date…She said: "I am honoured that VICEROY'S HOUSE has been selected by the Berlin Film Festival. My film is an inspirational intensely personal true story about the traumatic events that took place at the end of the British Empire in India, events that tore my own family apart. The Festival gives us a brilliant opportunity to showcase my passion project to a global audience."

Posted by asianculturevulture.com on Thursday, 12 January 2017

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