7:30pm Thursday October 17 at the Golden Cinema
An older, reclusive, struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. “The Photograph” is an insightful meditation on loneliness and the ache for connection. It is also a gratifying stroll through the streets of Mumbai which celebrates the small pleasures in life.
Director: Ritesh Batra. Germany/India/USA 2018
Hindi, Gujurati, English w English sub-titles
“Six years after the international crossover success of “The Lunchbox,” along comes “Photograph” to prove, whatever Thomas Wolfe may think, that you can go home again.
“Writer-director Ritesh Batra’s first Indian film since his debut feature has the same quiet streak of wistful sentimentality that made “The Lunchbox” so globally beloved — and, for that matter, the same softly-softly humanity found in his two subsequent English-language efforts, “The Sense of an Ending” and “Our Souls at Night.”
“Whether roaming the streets of Mumbai or the plains of Colorado, Batra’s filmmaking has remained markedly consistent in tone and texture: You’d be hard pressed to find anyone making nicer films in world cinema right now.”
Film fans please note that with the renovations at the Golden Cinema the main screening room is now smaller and has fewer seats available. Advance tickets are now available in person at the Art Gallery of Golden or by calling 250 344-6186. We will post updates on our Kicking Horse Culture Facebook page if a screening is close to selling out. DOORS OPEN at 7pm for Film Kicks. The Cinema has an earlier show starting at 7pm so, if arriving early, please consider moviegoers trying to get to the earlier showing.