Review: Trishna (2011)

While in India managing a hotel, Jay (Riz Ahmed) meets Trishna (Freida Pinto), a soft-spoken, hard-working young woman living in one of the country’s poorest areas. In a bid to spend more time with her, and improve her situation, Jay invites Trishna to work at his hotel. As they spend more and more time together, their feelings develop and the opportunity to relocate to Mumbai becomes irresistible. However, when Jay’s father (Roshan Seth) suffers a heart attack and they’re forced back to where they started, they discover that their relationship isn’t exactly as it appears.

Adapted from Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Trishna sees the well known story relocated. The changes accentuate not only the novel’s main theme – Continue reading “Review: Trishna (2011)”

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8th Annual Glasgow Film Festival Round-Up

Fast becoming one of the UK’s leading film festivals, Glasgow Film Festival’s eighth year has proven to be one of its best yet.

Selling over 30,000 tickets and attracting some top name guests, there was no better place to be this February than flitting between the marvellous Glasgow Film Theatre and the tallest cinema in Europe, Cineworld Renfrew Street.

Small on scale, yet big on ideas, co-directors Allan Hunter and Allison Gardner Continue reading “8th Annual Glasgow Film Festival Round-Up”

What’s On At DCA: February – March, 2012

Earlier this week, DCA revealed their February/March programme and it’s another packed month at your local independent cinema.

Notable highlights include from this month’s programme include: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which looks into the turbulent relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung (Feb 24 – Mar 1); Oren Moverman’s Rampart, about a renegade cop battling for his own survival (Mar 2 – Mar 8); and Trishna, Michael Winterbottom’s modern-day take on Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of Continue reading “What’s On At DCA: February – March, 2012”