MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN

Directed by: Deepa Mehta 2013 | 146 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

"Born in the hour of India's freedom. Handcuffed to history."

MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor woman, and Shiva, the offspring of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India's whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters.

From the unlikely romance of Saleem's grandparents to the birth of his own son, MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. Hopeful, comic and magical – the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself.

Screenings

Monday, April 08 6:00 PM Dole Cannery G Date Passed
Thursday, April 11 1:00 PM Dole Cannery G Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Deepa Mehta
Screenwriter Salman Rushdie
Producer David Hamilton
Cast Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Ronit Roy
Director of Photography Giles Nuttgen
Editor Colin Monie