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EVENTS 12 book online at bfi.org.uk BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala Shiraz: a Romance of India India-UK-Germany 1928. Dir Franz Osten. With Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi. 116min. Digital World premiere of the BFI National Archive’s latest restoration Shiraz: a Romance of India is an epic location in India and features gorgeous silent feature based on the story of settings and costumes. Rai plays Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, his queen the humble Shiraz, who follows and the building of the world’s his childhood sweetheart when she most beautiful monument to love: is sold to the future Shah Jahan. the Taj Mahal. The brainchild of Shiraz is ultimately fated to design star and producer Himansu Rai, this the queen’s iconic mausoleum. remarkable British-Indian-German Commissioned by the BFI, the new co-production was shot entirely on score by world-renowned sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar will be performed live at the Barbican Hall with a hand-picked 8-piece ensemble of musicians playing Indian and western instruments. Tickets from £17.50. For booking information, visit bfi.org.uk/lff Restoration made possible thanks to Film is Fragile donors SAT 14 OCT BARBICAN Source: Deutsche Kinemathek


BFI SB Guide May Page Turner
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