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14.-20. januar 2019

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Asif Kapadia’s debut feature is a western from India in the great tradition of Sergio Leone. The hero has no name. He lives alone with his son, working as a mercenary for a strong and powerful lord. The job of the mercenaries is to pillage, butcher, rape, and annihilate small villages unable to pay the required amount of tax. One day the hero has had enough, but one does not simply quit this kind of job.

Visually the film is a gem. It is also tough as nails, and when the hero ”escapes” into the mountains it is transformed into a lingering road movie; a trek from the barren and flat desert up to the valleys, streams and snow of the mountains. It is a journey to find forgiveness, a journey to regain life. A mental journey back in time in a film that is consciously and fascinatingly timeless. THE WARRIOR is also a journey back in time to 2003, to when the film had its Norwegian premiere at TIFF and Kapadia made his first visit to the festival.

Introduction with director present at the screening on Friday.

Orginal title: 
THE WARRIOR
Director: 
Asif Kapadia
Screenplay: 
Tim Miller, Asif Kapadia
Photography: 
Roman Osin
Actors: 
Irrfan Khan, Puru Chibber, Mandakini Goswami, Sunita Sharma, Noor Mani, Aino Annuddin
Run time: 
1 hour 27 min
Year: 
2001
Country: 
India and
UK
Producer: 
Bertrand Faivre
Sales: 
Park Circus
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Asif Kapadia (b.1972) is a British director with a distinct visual style. He has received several BAFTA Awards, and with AMY he won the 2016 Academy Award for best feature length documentary. Kapadia has presented two of his previous films at TIFF – THE WARRIOR (2003) and FAR NORTH (2008).